Goodbye, Little Italy. Hello, Inner Harbor. Velleggia’s Italian Seafood Restaurant is set to open tomorrow (April 3) on Water Street, less than a mile from its old, cavernous building.
I talked to owner Terry Coffman earlier today, who was juggling last minute details with permits and utilities, and sounding a bit overwhelmed. "I don’t have 30 extra seconds," he said, though he confirmed that Friday was opening day.
The new restaurant will be a scaled-down version of its former 70-year-old self. Its website has the new address, and from the looks of the online menu, diners will be able to enjoy their favorite dishes and sauces from years past. It also has an organic menu, but I’m not sure if that's new. If anyone visits, let me know.