Mamma Carmela’s meatballs will soon be simmering in tomato sauce.

Locanda Positano, an Italian favorite on San Carlos’ Laurel Street restaurant row, opens Tuesday in its new Lafayette location. The restaurant has taken over the Brown Avenue space formerly occupied by Artisan Bistro.

The move from the Peninsula to the East Bay creates a Contra Costa County focus for Enzo Rosano, a Neapolitan chef-restaurateur who in 2015 expanded to the East Bay with Locanda Ravello in Danville. This is his first solo venture.

He previously helped open Half Moon Bay’s popular Mezza Luna, then became involved with Caffe Riace and AquaPazza before launching the first Locanda Positano.

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Besides those famous meatballs, Positano will feature family recipes for lasagna and gnocchi and a lineup of flatbread pizza, other pastas and veal, chicken and pork entrees.

The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays) at 1005 Brown Ave., Lafayette. 925-984-2101;

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Source:: East Bay – Lifestyle

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Locanda Positano ready for opening day in Lafayette

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