May 20, 2024

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New restaurant to have on DeChellis household Italian food stuff tradition

CANTON The New York-type pizza served for several decades by the DeChellis family still is available, but the spot has modified.

Michael DeChellis stands next to the pizza ovens in the kitchen of the former Lucia's restaurant in Canton. DeChellis wants to continue the family's restaurant business, which his father Phil deChellis started in Canton's downtown, at Lucia's former location on the northeast side.

Michael DeChellis and Bobbie Alm are generating the pizzas and other fare in the former Lucia’s cafe developing at 1076 O’Jays Parkway NE. Select-up and delivery orders presently are accessible, and finally DeCehllis and Alm hope to be open and serving dine-in prospects at their still-to-be-named area.

The prepare is to continue on the pizza and Italian cafe launched by Michael’s father, Philip J. DeChellis in the late 1980s in Alliance and then Canton. In 1988, Philip DeChellis opened Napoli’s Pizza at 300 Cleveland Ave. N and 10 yrs later on relocated to the previous Salad Bowl at 221 Sector Ave. N.

Michael DeChellis went to get the job done with his father throughout the 1990s and experienced taken around management of the cafe just before his father died in July 2016. He has operated the organization due to the fact his father’s demise, holding it open up as a result of a collection of probate court docket disputes as perfectly as the coronavirus pandemic.

The cafe was marketed in Oct and briefly closed two months ago as the new entrepreneurs acquire in excess of.

Michael DeChellis and his girlfriend Bobbi Alm in the bar of the former Lucia's restaurant in Canton. DeChellis wants to continue the family's restaurant business, which his father Phil DeChellis started in Canton's downtown, at Lucia's former location on the northeast side.

In the meantime, DeChellis and Alm are environment up a individual cafe in a setting up that when housed a bar termed Hob Knob, then put in 66 a long time as home to Lucia’s, in advance of a quick stint as the Cantonian.

“I just want to operate a loved ones restaurant,” DeChellis stated. He options to use the culinary techniques he learned from his father. “We have a whole lot of faithful clients who want to appear in and dine with us.”