November 26, 2022

Small business Roundup: Evino Cafe to give Italian cuisine just after opening in early July

Evino Restaurant will open in early July to serve Italian delicacies in Ramona at the location of the previous Amici Pizza Pasta & Subs.

Operator Steve Dickus explained the restaurant will give a total-support, upscale nevertheless informal environment with beer, wine and very low-alcoholic beverages spirits.

“I like to say we’re a restaurant that is largely affected by Italy,” Dickus said. “I never want it to be a cliché Italian cafe with tchotchkes on the wall. This restaurant will be high excellent, simple substances, rustic.”

Evino was launched to the community as the “mystery restaurant” for the duration of the May perhaps 7 Style of Ramona occasion. The restaurant served a sample of marinara sauce at its area in the Albertsons browsing center at 1429 Key St. Dickus stated the tasting was perfectly received.

The Orange County resident entered the restaurant business when he was 14 decades previous, very first as a dishwasher, then working his way up to busboy and server. He shifted his aim to operate a wellbeing care enterprise for 20 yrs and then returned as a restaurateur in 2007 to open his 1st restaurant, Pizza e Vino, in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Pizza e Vino was Orange County’s to start with restaurant to be accredited as a true Neapolitan pizzeria by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana of Naples, Italy, Dickus claimed. It was there he learned the attract of wood-burning ovens that develop extremely slim pizzas cooked for 90 seconds at 900 degrees. Other dishes provided wild gulf shrimp creole, beef tenderloin carpaccio and fire-roasted artichokes.

Dickus went on to open up other dining establishments in Ladera Ranch, Paso Robles and Dana Point. His previous cafe, Whitestone Cafe & Bar in Dana Position, was sold in 2020 just ahead of COVID struck.

Evino Restaurant will be replacing longtime Italian eatery Amici’s Pizza Pasta & Subs in the Albertsons browsing heart.

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He claimed he came to Ramona because he was looking for a new region that wasn’t “so saturated with every kind of restaurant possible.”

“I like to make a improve in a local community and convey anything no 1 has done,” stated Dickus, who owns the restaurant’s mum or dad firm Viamark Corp. in Dana Issue.

Dickus also discovered he appreciated the locale soon after he frequented a few of good friends who stay in Ramona and seen how identical it was to Paso Robles.

“I experienced no idea what Ramona was,” he stated. “I was amazed on the generate here that this is like the central coastline. The surroundings, the vineyards intrigued me. I was pleasantly amazed it wasn’t a desert city. It reminded me of Paso Robles at the commencing phases of its growth.

“I have not had a chance to go wine tasting so I’m wanting ahead to that,” he additional.

At Evino, Dickus designs to offer an intensive wine list from all over the earth as effectively as pick local wines. He also designs to give a diverse collection of beers.

Starting up June 1, he programs to hire front- and again-of-the-household workers. Right after opening, dinners only will be served Wednesdays through Sundays, but lunches ought to develop into out there at a later on day Fridays by means of Sundays.