Vita Bella Italian Kitchen & Marke

May 17, 2021 177

Maybe Ed Carella didn’t have a choice. After all, he’d basically been raised in a pizzeria. His parents, Tina and Angelo, were immigrants from Naples and had opened a pizza and pasta spot in Chicago. Ed spent much of his boyhood working there. “As a kid, I literally grew up in … a pizzeria on the south side of Chicago.”

It stuck. Today he is owner and proprietor of Vita Bella, a new Italian eatery in Frankfort. The restaurant opened March 3, 2021, one year into the pandemic. “I’ve been in the restaurant business 28 years, from mom and pops to large corporate restaurants. Hospitality is where I’m supposed to be,” he said.

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