A new Italian restaurant and wine bar opened last month at the $150 million Arundel Preserve complex near Arundel Mills mall.
The 165-seat Vivo Trattoria Wine Bar
serves homemade pasta, artisanal pizza made in a wood-fired oven and 100 to 150 bottles of wine, says General Manager Matthew Santeramo. The restaurant, designed as a Tuscan-style trattoria and enoteca, seats about 60 on the patio and serves 25 wines by the glass. This month, Vivo started offering lunch Monday through Friday.
Vivo is located inside the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, just on the opposite side of the hotel as the two-year-old Grillfire Arundel restaurant. George Martin owns both restaurants.
“The owner felt there wasn’t enough Italian in the area. There wasn’t much to choose from,” Santeramo says.
Menu items include a crab imperial pizza; brick-oven fired chicken and pasta bolognese. Appetizers and salads start at $8; pizzas, pastas and entrees will start between $12-$17.
Vivo will be slightly smaller than Grillfire and sport the look of cozy, rustic farmhouse. The restaurant will employ 40 to 50.
Arundel Preserve is an office, residential and retail complex a stone’s throw from Arundel Mills. Maryland Live Casino, which features table games and slots, debuted at the mall last year.
Writer: Julekha Dash
Source: Matthew Santeramo, Grillfire Arundel