Vinnys Italian Grill & Pizzeria opens in Chapel Hill
The space in Eastgate Shopping Center that was for many years home to Sals Pizzeria (and more recently Carmines) is back in the family. Josephine Finazzo, daughter of Sals owner Leonardo Tornetta, opened Vinnys Italian Grill & Pizzeria (1800 E. Franklin St.; 919-942-6989; vinnysitaliangrille.net) late last month with her husband, Carlo.
The restaurant is the latest location of a Virginia-based chain founded by Finazzos cousin, Vinny Vitale. The family also operates the Triangle areas other Vinnys location in Hillsborough.
Carlo Finazzo has roots of his own in the local Italian restaurant landscape. His brother, Joe, owned the now-shuttered Carini in Cary.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Vinnys is a family-friendly place. Or that the specialties are New York style pizzas, subs and classic Italian-American pasta dishes some made, according to the website, from old family recipes.
Vinnys is open for lunch and dinner daily.
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