As I told you in March, North Italia will open in the former J. Alexander’s space on Sand Lake Road’s Restaurant Row. The grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 3.
The restaurant was developed by Fox Restaurant Concept’s Sam Fox in 2002 and was acquired by Cheesecake Factory. The Orlando location will be the twenty-ninth nationally and the third in Florida. Other North Italias (NoIts?) are in Miami and Dadeland.
The restaurant, at 7335 W. Sand Lake Road, will be open for lunch and dinner daily and will offer brunch on weekends.
J. Alexander’s, a Houston’s/Hillstone-like concept, opened in 2008 and closed in 2013. The space has been empty since.