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The man behind Little Napoli, Peppoli at Pebble Beach and much more has another gangbuster Italian concept already in place for the Piatti space at Sixth and Junipero: Vesuvio. The plan is to take the so-called “Mediterranean diet” to Mount Vesuvious-type heights. Think mouthwatering Italian olive oils, grains, beans, and fresh fish, with all the Southern Italy wines.
“I’m so excited about the opportunity to showcase my Southern Italian family and also revitalize that part of Carmel with some new energy, ” Pepe says.
Vesuvio erupts in spring 2011.
By Mark C. Anderson
Reprinted from Monterey County Weekly, Nov 11-17, 2010