Italian eatery to open in retail, residential plaza

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 Local
Natacha Koblova stands in front of Casa Costa where her That’s Amore restaurant is expected to open in January 2018. (Alexandra Seltzer / The Palm Beach Post)

Boynton Beach’s Casa Costa will be the new home to the That’s Amore restaurant.

The restaurant is expected to open in January, said Natacha Koblova , who owns it with Giuseppe Bianchini.

The duo had the restaurant in Lake Worth, but closed it in June to move closer to the ocean. Casa Costa, a high rise of condominiums with retail space on the bottom, is separated from the Intracoastal Waterway by the Boynton Harbor Marina.

That’s Amore will be in a 1,400-square-foot space at 400 N. Federal Highway.

The restaurant will fit about 50 customers inside, plus outdoor seating. The owners will serve pizza, salads and paninis, Koblova said.

Bianchini is from Salerno, Italy and will cook the pizza in a wood-burning brick oven from his home country. He’ll also serve his homemade mozzarella.

“It will be like it’s made in Italy,” Koblova said.