Prosciutto's Pizzeria & Pub in Shops on the Green added a Sunday brunch recently featuring homemade French toast topped with whipped cream and fresh berries; breakfast burritos; and homemade waffles, frittatas and omelettes.
The brunch, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., also features Western, Florentine, vegetarian and traditional breakfast pizzas. The traditional breakfast pizza has scrambled eggs and a mix of mozzarella, cheddar and jack cheeses. Sausage, ham and bacon can be added to any pizza.
Zeppole, which are homemade Italian-style donuts rolled in sugar, are available for $3.
Children under 10 eat for free from a kids' brunch menu.
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Also offered are $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys and various other drinks.
Seating is available both inside the restaurant and on its new outdoor patio.
Prosciutto's regular hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with later pub hours; 704-439-4444; www.prosciuttos.com; www.Facebook.com/prosciuttos.
Pomodoro's relocating to Consumer Square
MOORESVILLE Pomodoro's, a New York-style Italian restaurant in Mooresville since 1991, is moving across N.C. 150 at the end of April, from the Mooresville Festival shopping center to Consumer Square.
The restaurant will occupy the former Beef O'Brady's space near AmStar Cinemas.
The new location has an outdoor patio, has more parking and will have private party rooms, one for up to 50 people and the other for eight. It will also have a full bar; Pomodoro's now serves only beer and wine.
The restaurant features Italian American cuisine and stone-hearth pizza.
Blake Dewey, born and raised in Western New York, acquired Pomodoro's at the beginning of the year. Dewey graduated from Niagara University's School of Hospitality Management and later earned high honors at the Culinary Institute of America.
For the past 16 years, he was partner and executive chef at Pewter Rose Bistro in Charlotte.
Some of his fondest childhood memories were Sunday dinners at his grandparents' home. Grandfather Peter Bockie emigrated from Sicily as a teenager and eventually became executive chef of the once-famous Hotel Niagara, Dewey says on Pomodoro's Web site.
"Walking into their home, we would be greeted with love, laughter and the smells of fresh-baked bread and abundant pots and pans of slowly simmering Italian foods," he writes.
Such experiences explain his lifelong attachment to cooking and restaurants, he writes. And "when you come through my door, you will be welcomed as family and served with love."
Pomodoro's: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays; 704-663-6686; www.pomodoros.com.