In a few weeks we can expect Bella Napoli Authentic Italian Restaurant to open at the old Pizza Hut restaurant building at 1281 Ribaut Road in Beaufort. A spokesman for the company informed us last week that the restaurant plans to open its doors sometime in September.
Owned by Chef Gary Langevin, who also operates several other popular family-style Italian restaurants in Georgia and one in Charleston, a look around the web and the restaurant’s Facebook page finds promises of a variety of authentic Italian fare with a variety of entrees including chicken and veal options, pastas, pizzas & calzones, paninis, Italian desserts and lots more.
Other restaurants operated by Langevin’s La Famiglia Restaurant Group include La Fontana in Charleston and both Cuoco Pazzo and Bella Napoli Bistro in downtown Savannah, Terra Mia Bistro in Pooler, GA and La Dolce Vita on Tybee Island, among others.
“I’ll have three that are open at the same time. One in Beaufort, SC one in Glennville, GA and one in Cancun, Mexico,” Langevin said on Facebook.
The restaurant is presently hiring staff.
Having closed here in town just a short time ago, Pizza Hut dine-in locations are becoming a thing of the past with many across the country phased out completely. With a restaurant-ready building already in place, many of the old locations across South Carolina, Georgia and the rest of the U.S. are seeing new life and making dough again as newly opened mom & pop restaurants and other businesses.
We’re looking forward to trying Bella Napoli when it opens.