ORLANDO, Fla. – The owner of Pizza Bruno is getting ready to open his second Orlando location in the city’s College Park neighborhood, which will feature an expanded menu.
The second Pizza Bruno location is set to open on Friday, Oct. 7, at 2429 Edgewater Drive, which used to house a Tin & Taco location. The owner, Bruno Zacchini, announced the opening in an Instagram post on Monday.
Zacchini said in the post that reservations are currently being accepted through the Pizza Bruno website.
The new location is roughly the same size as Pizza Bruno’s first location, 3990 Curry Ford Road, but comes with a full kitchen, which the original does not have.
The original location has a menu focused on wood-fired pizza and also offers garlic knots and wings. The College Park location’s menu will be significantly different. In the Instagram post, Zacchini said the pizzas would be more of a south Jersey-style pie, cooked in a gas pizza oven.
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He added that the restaurant will also be baking its own hoagie rolls for sandwiches as part of its lunch program. Zacchini said the menu will also feature pasta, which will be made in-house daily.
College Park is already home to a number of Italian restaurants, such as Tonatore’s Restaurant, Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant and Armando’s College Park among others.
“I feel like we’re different and we’re not in that same mold and, honestly, I think it’s something that will bring attention to College Park as a viable opportunity for other restaurateurs and chefs that want to do something different and it can be supported there. That’s my hope,” Zacchini said in an interview shortly after the second location was announced in March.
As the new restaurant opens, Zacchini is also adjusting the hours of operation for both locations, to make the schedule a little easier for his staff. Both Pizza Bruno locations will now be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but will be open Wednesday through Sunday.
“We decided that it was probably in the best interest to give ourselves a little breathing room and also to, mainly give our staff some breathing room and feel OK about having some guaranteed days off,” Zacchini said in the Instagram post.