Finemondo Closes, Noelia to Open
Gill has tapped former Sette Osteria and Cafe Milano chef Carmen Piazza as the restaurant’s executive chef. She will design a menu of “modern, Italian comfort food,” said Gill. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will also include a 1,400-square-foot dance floor so the restaurant can transition into a lounge atmosphere on weekends.
The new restaurateur expects to cater to an older crowd with the lounge: people who are interested in nightlife, but might not be keen on the club scene.
Gill served in the U.S. Army, FBI and private sector with a medical services company. He grew up in the restaurant business, however; his family owns Aabshaar, a Pakistani restaurant in Springfield, and Shineys, a restaurant in Annandale.