Carchedi's Cafe in Lowellville reopened under new ownership
A restaurant in Lowellville that's been around for more than 50 years has reopened under new ownership.
After the original owners decided to call it quits in 2018, a Valley Italian decided to step up, purchase the building on East Water Street with a family member and jump into the restaurant business by reopening Carchedi's Cafe.
For decades, people have been walking into the restaurant and ordering Italian classics.
It's something owner Mike Romeo plans to maintain.
"It's all the original specials Carchedi's had," Romeo said. "It's the wedding soup, the pasta, the greens, and beans. But we put a little bit of a twist on it."
Romeo says all of their ingredients are fresh, and many are obtained from local places like Catullo Prime Meats.
The meatballs are rolled by hand and made with veal, beef, and pork.
Many of the recipes are the ones Romeo grew up with.
"With us, it's the same wedding soup my grandmother won the Wedding Soup Cook-Off with. The same wedding soup we have on Sundays. Same sauce we have on Sundays. And, we are trying to keep with the traditions of Carchedi's."
The pizza is also made with fresh dough and a special flour imported from Italy.
Carchedi's Cafe reopened as Lowellville plans to revitalize the riverfront and Downtown area.
"We are really excited to be a part of the changes happening in Lowellville," Romeo stated.
Carchedi's is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m to 8 p.m.
They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.