Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The family-owned business aspires to be a Greek/Mediterranean-themed neighborhood bar.
Will it be second time’s a charm for the former site of Martello’s restaurant at Mackenzie and Heege? That’s the hope of the Tsevis family, who are working to open Tsevis' Pub and Grill in time for the start of spring next month. The Mackenzie location is the latest venture by the family of Pete Tsevis, who years ago owned Pete’s Fountain Café on Gravois (where we now have Family Dollar) and a Tsevis' Pub and Grill in Concord Shopping Center (where we now have Joey B’s). The new restaurant will be designed and managed largely by Mario Mehmeti, Tsevis' grandson, who grew up in South County and has worked before on his family's restaurants. Mehmeti's father is the official owner of the new location. Mehmeti said the restaurant will have a …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Italian restaurant on Mackenzie Road is gone after opening in October.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Italian restaurant on Mackenzie Road opened last week.
Martello's Italian Restaurant celebrated its opening Tuesday with an Affton Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Located at 8025 Mackenzie Rd. near the intersection with Heege Road, Martello's is a family restaurant specializing in the spiced cuisine of Italy's Abruzzo region. Its full menu can be found on the restaurant's Facebook page. The restaurant has gotten off to a good start in its first week, including offering bucket specials to baseball fans watching the Cardinals games. "People are just coming in off the street and finding us," manager and head chef John Hammers said. The ribbon cutting was attended by Affton Chamber members and local officials, including Terri Ems, Jake Baratich and Joan Edleson of the chamber; Sue Cassalegi of…