New restaurant brings taste of Little Italy to Bay St. Louis

Oct 21, 2016 249

A pit stop in Bay St. Louis made such a big impression on two restaurant owners, they decided to adjust their plans and settle here. Italian Garden Restaurant opened Saturday at 828 U.S. 90 in the Bay, across from Bay Arts Center, and is owned by Giovanni Karelli and his wife, Mergita Sadiku.

Karelli, originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Sadiku were en route to Florida after plans to expand the family's Oklahoma restaurant business to Louisiana and Arkansas didn't work out, he said. The two Oklahoma restaurants are named Luigi's.

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