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Nando Milano Trattoria coming to Downtown Champaign

Per the News-Gazette, there’s a new restaurant coming to Downtown Champaign sometime later this year. Situated between Cowboy Monkey and Jane Addams Bookstore, the space once occupied by Carrie’s (which now exists in Crossroads Corner Consignment) will become a new Italian joint, Nando Milano Trattoria.

Here’s a bit of information from the Gazoo’s article:

Nando Milano Trattoria expects to open later this year at 202-204 N. Neil St., in the space vacated last year by Carrie’s Fabulous to Funky.

The menu in Champaign is not expected to be as extensive as the one in Chicago, and Vullo said diners can expect to pay $35 to $40 for a meal.

In Chicago, the pasta dishes range from $16 to $24, and the meat and poultry dishes range from $20 to $26. Antipasto, salads, vegetables and desserts are listed separately.

The new space is 2,800 square feet, and patrons will be able to sit either in the bar or dining area. Vullo figures the dining area will seat 70 to 80 people, and he’s hoping to arrange outdoor seating for 20 to 30 on the Taylor Street plaza.

Italian cuisine? Yes please.

Photo from the Nando Milano Trattoria website.

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