The owners of Bella’s Italian Cafe recently opened their latest restaurant in Sandfly, Fioré Italian Bar and Grill. They took advantage of the City of Savannah Loan Guaranty Program issued by the SBAC, which assists Savannah businesses with financing under the City of Savannah’s CDBG Revolving Loan Fund. Through this program, the SBAC guarantees business loans that are made by lending institutions to qualified borrowers. The lending institution was The Coastal Bank with lender Greg Marini. We are excited to see the successful opening of the restaurant!
For more information on the new eatery, read the following excerpt from a story by Kristin Davis of SavannahNow.com
For years, Bella’s Italian Cafe, located in the quaint Habersham Village, has been hailed by locals as Savannah’s best Italian eatery and has personally deemed itself “where Savannah eats Italian” — though, it may be due to Savannah’s limited options when it comes to Italian food.
It’s Bella’s or your standard cookie-cutter chain. Bella’s does have those deliciously greasy, fried breadsticks served with that herbed butter and marinara, which always kept me coming back for more — to the point where I have had to beg the waiter to please take the bread basket. You can imagine my excitement then when I sat down at the brand new Fioré Italian Bar and Grill in Sandfly, Bella’s new sister restaurant, and the waitress brings a basket of hot breadsticks, butter, and marinara.
Much like the whimsical area between 61st and 63rd streets that Bella’s calls home, Fioré joins a similar community in a different part of town. Off Skidaway Road, it joins the members of Norwood Plaza to serve the Sandfly area and to expand the Italian options to Savannahians. Continue reading…
We are so glad to be part of this wonderful success story. Let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you and your business, so that we can feature you in our next article!