Celebrity chef Christian Petroni relaunches Ella’s on 2nd

The new coastal Italian concept, Ella’s by Christian Petroni, opens on Friday, March 15 at Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville.

Three plates of fried meatballs, prosciutto di parma, and housemade ricotta sit on a table surrounded by two glasses of wine and an old fashioned.

The table wants this trifecta to start — fried meatballs, prosciutto di parma, and housemade ricotta.

Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

Ella’s on 2nd will look a little different come Friday, March 15. The Southern-inspired restaurant at Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville will take on a new concept, menu, and name under the helm of Food Network star and restaurateur Christian Petroni.

The Bronx native will make his Nashville debut as he unveils Ella’s by Christian Petroni, an all-day Italian dining experience. Here’s what we’ll be ordering on the menu:

  • Starter | Housemade ricotta (charred broccoli, hazelnut, fresh chili, and lemon) and fried meatballs (Sunday sauce, ricotta, and fresh baked focaccia)
  • Entree | Black truffle risotto (porcini, pangrattato, and brown butter)
  • Side | Potato croquette

Plus, three more things to love:

  • Daily brunch (Monday-Friday, 7-11a.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Seasonal selection of spritz and negroni drinks — the strawberry rhubarb has our name written all over it
  • Happy hour (Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.) with $10 margaritas and old fashioneds
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