No longer will have to turn away scores of hungry customers on Friday and Saturday nights.
The owner has begun construction that will double the seating at the upscale American-Italian eatery, increasing from 22 chairs to about 45.
"On Friday and Saturday nights, I have to turn away 30, 40 people," said Viola, who helps runs the restaurant with his son, the kitchen-bred Maximillion.
The construction is expected to last three weeks, Viola said, adding that the wall separating his restaurant and Eileen's Consignment Shop will be knocked down.
Eileen's closed a few months ago and has remained vacant. The space once full of hangers and dresses will now be used for more tables but also an espresso bar and a counter for diners.
The decor – a deep, regal purple with black and white accents – will remain. Most importantly to diners, so will the food – fresh daily – whipped up by Chef David Anderson. With an expected influx of volume, Viola said he'll be needing another cook and one more water, a good problem to have.
"I'm very excited," Viola remarked. At least 30-40 people left hungry will be too.