Casa Pernoi in Downtown Birmingham Opens Tuesday, Replaces Fine Dining Pernoi Restaurant

Casa Pernoi, a casual Italian restaurant focusing on classic, scratch-made cuisine, opened on June 16. The restaurant, which originally opened as Pernoi, now boasts a nostalgic and refined Italian dining experience.

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Casa Pernoi, a casual Italian restaurant focusing on classic, scratch-made cuisine, will open on Tuesday, June 16. // Photo courtesy of Pernoi

Casa Pernoi, a casual Italian restaurant focusing on classic, scratch-made cuisine, opened on June 16, at 310 E. Maple Rd. in downtown Birmingham. The restaurant, which originally opened as Pernoi, now boasts a nostalgic and refined Italian dining experience.

The updated concept comes following a successful “Trattoria pop-up” amidst the coronavirus crisis.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to continue serving our guests through carry-out and an adjusted menu geared towards family style meals at home these last few months,” says Luciano DelSignore, chef and owner at Casa Pernoi. “With an overwhelmingly positive response, we decided to expand the pop-up menu to reflect the dine-in experience.”

The new menu, designed by DelSignore, features classic Italian dishes like a ricotta ravioli, charred octopus, baked orata, and veal chop parmigiana.

Other menu items include caprese salad, spaghetti Carbonaro, fettuccine tutto mare, steak siciliano, Ora King salmon, rigatoni spicy vodka, and tagliatelle Bolognese.

Additionally, Casa Pernoi’s signature “pane,” a complimentary breadbasket featuring five types of bread baked in-house daily, is available starting and 4 p.m. and comes with an array of antipasti appetizers.

The restaurant also has updated its management and culinary team, including Jared Gorback, general manager; Logan Robb, chef de cuisine; Tanya Fallon, baker; Katerina Bosnjakovski, pastry chef; MaryAnn Vozza,as bar manager; Liz Martinez, wine director; and Brad Bianchi, craft cocktail bartender.

Following CDC recommendations and all social distancing guidelines, the 2,700-square-foot restaurant, designed by Kyle Evans Design, offers seating for 80 guests between the main dining room and patio, plus an additional six at the bar and eight in the adjacent lounge.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, with dinner service-only starting at 5 p.m. The bar and patio will open daily at 4 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.pernoibirmingham.com.

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