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Superior Telegram Brothers Anthony and Dan Sclavi are hoping the third time's the charm. Sclavi's restaurant at 1106 Tower Ave. will re-open tonight at 4 p.m. The family-owned restaurant first opened in 2009 and re-opened in 2011. The newest inca...

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Left to right, brothers Dan and Anthony Sclavi prepare to reopen Sclavi’s restaurant on Tower Avenue Thursday. The establishment, which features hand-crafted soups and sauces as well as cocktails hearkening back to the days of speakeasies, opens to the public at 4 p.m. today. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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Brothers Anthony and Dan Sclavi are hoping the third time’s the charm. Sclavi’s restaurant at 1106 Tower Ave. will re-open tonight at 4 p.m. The family-owned restaurant first opened in 2009 and re-opened in 2011. The newest incarnation will offer homemade Italian fare and 21 house cocktails, many that hearken back to the days of speakeasies. That include’s Al Capone’s choice of whiskey - Templeton Rye.

The establishment offers “fine food and fine drink at a good price,” said Anthony Sclavi, with a “cool atmosphere.”

Sclavi’s will feature homemade small-batch “craft” soups and sauces, from creamy Alfredo and sweet Marinara to spicy Arrabiata. Their grandfather Gino’s original pasta recipe will also be featured as a house special.

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Vegetarian and vegan options abound. The locally-sourced meals include meat from Superior Meats and the freshest ingredients.

Food is a family tradition for the Sclavis. Their grandfather owned Superior’s first pizzeria, also named Sclavi’s, in the late 50s and early 60s. The new incarnation of the restaurant serves up more than food, according to Sclavi. Their six employees are all characters, making entertainment part of the atmosphere.

“We really want people to feel they’re welcome and appreciated,” Sclavi said, whether they come in a suit and tie or blaze orange.

Sclavi’s will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. The brothers are hoping that demand for their fare will lead to expansion.

“You can always grow,” Sclavi said.

For more information on Sclavi’s, check out the business’ Facebook page or drop by 1106 Tower Ave. for a taste of something new.

 

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