It is with bittersweet emotions that we announce that we are dimming the lights of Sophia’s Cucina + Enoteca.
We have the opportunity to pass the keys of 2363 Central Avenue to Restauranteur Nando Silvestri, who will be maintaining an Italian concept in the space. His restaurant will be named Matteo’s, after his son, and we wish him much success.
Our company, KA-Boom Concepts, LLC is keeping the name and concept of Sophia’s Cucina + Enoteca intact.
The past 12 months have led most businesses, small and large, to evaluate their go forward strategies. This decision allows us to concentrate on the growth of our other exciting businesses:
In mid- April, we will officially open the long-awaited Sammy + Paco’s Market Cafe located at 2735 Fifth Avenue North with it’s Baked Goods, Breakfast & Lunch Cafe and Grab & Go Prepared Foods.
Also at the 5th Avenue North location is the home of Lolita’s Catering + Events. Lolita’s Catering + Events is now collaborating to bring our flavorful menus to some incredible partners: The West Event Space (preferred caterer), The Saint SP, InstaPicnic Company and most recently Tide The Knot Beach Weddings.
Our original Lolita’s Wine Market with the new private space The Tasting Room at Lolita’s located at 16 18th Street South are fully open for Carryout and Dine In service with Call Ahead Seating.
We appreciate the support and love our local Kenwood community, the Grand Central District, and the City of St. Petersburg have provided us and our teams. We truly love how Sophia’s connected us with so many amazing guests and hope we can reintroduce it in the future. Until then, we look forward to seeing you at one of the Lolita’s or Paco + Sammy locations soon.
Best Regards-Chef Alex + Kelly Rodriguez
16 18th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712