Frankie Marcello's restaurant slated for Perkins Road and Essen Lane
A family-style restaurant serving Italian fare, seafood and steaks is slated to open early next year on Perkins Road at Essen Lane, according to a business partner involved in the project. The site, which most recently housed a short-lived Mexican restaurant, was originally a Calendar's Restaurant. Frankie Marcello's, as the new eatery will be called, will feature favorite Louisiana dishes that blend Sicilian-style Italian cuisine with local seafood, according to Bunkie Hughes, who has partnered with a Mandeville-based restaurant family in the project. For the past two weeks, work crews have been preparing to begin extensive renovations to the 3,600-square-foot space at 7520 Perkins Road. Renovations are scheduled to be complete in time for a January opening. Frankie Marcello's will also offer full-service catering. —Stephanie Riegel
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