New Italian restaurant with zany, ‘craveable’ dishes coming to East Syracuse

East Syracuse, N.Y. — Two Central New York restaurateurs are teaming up for a new Italian restaurant with zany, “craveable” dishes.

Rise N Shine Diner owner Danielle Mecuri and Adam Weitsman, owner of The Krebs and the Elephant and the Dove restaurants in Skaneateles, announced Thursday that they’re partnering on a new venture located in the former Grimaldi’s Ristorante near Carrier Circle, located at 6430 Yorktown Circle in East Syracuse. The 4,000 square-foot space will feature a new “state-of-the-art” outdoor dining area.

The new restaurant’s name has not been revealed yet, but Mecuri and Weitsman promise the menu will put a fun, Rise N Shine-inspired twist on items that will be both delectable and photo-ready for Instagram.

“We will be creating craveable, premium Italian dishes that are fun, tasteful and definitely social media worthy,” Mecuri said in a statement.

Rise N Shine, located at 500 Westcott Street in Syracuse, is known for colorful breakfast offerings like the Pancake Tacos, Mochi Waffles and the Birthday Cake Milkshake. Mecuri is also behind Loded, a trendy gourmet burger joint that offers crazy concoctions like Fruity Pebble S’mores Funnel Cake Fries at 6393 Thompson Rd.

“We can’t wait to give Central New York a restaurant like this to call their own,” Weitsman added.

An opening date will be announced soon.


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