Sorry, Brooklyn haters: The breathless coverage of Williamsburg restaurants won’t be over anytime soon. We’ve discovered that 'inoteca's Jason Denton has signed a lease at 138 North 8th Street (formerly Ciao Bella) between Bedford and Berry Avenues, around the corner from the Meatball Shop’s forthcoming Williamsburg outpost (and near La Esquina’s Relish redo as well).
Though there is no name or finalized concept as of yet, Denton did tell us, "The energy, vibe, and people remind me of when we opened ‘inoteca on the Lower East Side. This restaurant is a not an entirely new concept for us, but more of a reflection of experience and hard work over the last twelve years — fun and engaging — and drawing inspiration from Italy with a strong cocktail, wine, and beer program.'' Look for a March opening.