The Italian Place to open a second location in the Mosaic district
MERRIFIELD, VA – The Italian Place, a women-owned Italian market based in Old Town Alexandria, will expand to a second location in the Mosaic district.
The opening at 2984 District Avenue # 190 in Fairfax is scheduled for July 10. The first Italian Place location opened in Old Town Alexandria in 2016 to meet a need for authentic Italian markets in the region. Founded by Adriana Penachio-Sifakis, The Italian Place offers Italian subs, pizza, and gourmet market produce.
“As an Italian-American who grew up in Massachusetts, I was surrounded by Italian places and wanted to do something about the lack of storefronts selling fresh and authentic Italian subs, pizza and delicacies that had a genuine feeling, ”said Penachio-Sifakis. “As a mother of three, it was a truly amazing opportunity for my children to see their mother launch her own vision.
The fast-paced, casual gourmet market and the submarine and pizza shop have become a favorite spot for Italian offerings, including the favorite Italian submarines of patrons like Eva, Giorgio, and Alessandra. Italian Place has even been frequented by the Washington Nationals, and there are even a few submarines named after DC sports icons (the Mad Max and Ovi). The menu includes Italian subs, paninis, pizza, pasta, soup, coffee, take out dinners and more.
The Mosaic District location will be adorned with Italian marble countertops, floors and the front end of a hand-painted red Fiat from Italy. Customers have the option of ordering on site via kiosks or online.