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Sorrentino undergoes Sicilian makeover, reopening as Enza today

January 7th, 2010 by Thea

Earlier this week the owners of Sorrentino announced that they would be making-over their 3-year-old Italian eatery at 2128 Queen Anne Ave N., reopening it today under a new name, Enza, reconnecting back to the Sicilian roots of owner, chef and namesake Enza Sorrentino.


The owners decided to redecorate and design a new more Sicilian and less Italian menu, though the reasons for the re-branding were not immediately clear. Here is the answer I got from PR representative Marcus Dockter:

Enza wanted to break down the barrier between the restaurant and the customers, so no longer is it just a restaurant called Sorrentino. As Enza, this is her becoming more in touch with the community. She wants everyone to know her as “Mamma Enza.”  The food/menu changes are also autobiographical, as a lot of the dishes are inspired by her native Sicily. She viewed the Sorrentino menu as a tad bit Americanized, but the new Enza menu is 100% genuine and spawned from tradition.

What do you think? Does the new and transformed Enza meet expectations, or is it merely a face lift?

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