It is hard to open a restaurant at any time, but it’s specially hard throughout a pandemic. However, the owners of Sweet Sicily in Downtown Sunnyvale felt that when the possibility introduced itself, it was only as well great to go up.
“My father is a occupation watchmaker and my uncle is the just one who has been in the [restaurant] discipline for his whole lifetime,” reported Giorgia Foresta who translated for her father Sal Foresta. “They jumped at this option all through this time because they imagined it would be a fantastic concept to stability just about every other off and find out how to truly develop up what we simply call a traditional Sicilian cafe. So, get the crew in, someone who could assist us out, and really get the gist on how this all will work.”
When Il Postale on Murphy Avenue shut earlier this year, the perfect spot for Sweet Sicily became accessible. On July 31, Sweet Sicily opened its doors to offer reliable common Italian delicacies.
Co-proprietors Sal Foresta and Saverio D’Anna know a very little a thing about genuine. 6 several years in the past, they and their people arrived in the Bay Area from Sicily.
“[My uncle was] generally in this field for 40 decades,” claimed Giorgia Foresta “He had a restaurant in Italy which was quite recognised to the public. So, he’s been performing, generating his individual recipes based mostly on what the individuals like and his personal encounter.”
Menu objects at Sweet Sicily consist of classics like ossobuco, gnocchi and carbonara as effectively as lots of seafood. Ravioli Lobster is served with an entire lobster tail, even though Rigatoni Pompei characteristics octopus in pink wine.
There is also a sweets counter that highlights authentic Italian pastries. So considerably, the food items has been very well been given.
“We’re incredibly happy about how individuals responded due to the fact we didn’t count on this kind of a optimistic response,” stated Sal Foresta as a result of Giorgia. “In actuality, what we have identified out is that it’s not as a great deal as the Sicilian neighborhood [supporting us], we observed that there is an Italian community coming above and even substantially far more an American community who enjoys Italian food who arrives to listed here and tries us out and has an enthusiasm for what is our cuisine.”
In addition to all the trials and tribulations that come with opening a new cafe, Sweet Sicily’s homeowners have also taken on the safety measures to make sure the food items is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We follow all the protocols. All the things is adopted. Every little thing is retained thoroughly clean,” mentioned Sal Foresta through Giorgia. “We are also afraid ourselves about what’s going on. So, we consider to make it as harmless as achievable and if it feels awkward for them to go away household, we want to bring a style of Italy to their individual home.”
The cafe provides shipping and delivery by means of DoorDash and is also readily available for takeout. Sunnyvale’s Downtown Affiliation has established parking places for uncomplicated decide on up from all of the restaurants on Murphy Ave.
Sweet Sicily is found at 100 S. Murphy Ave. in between Istanbul Hair Salon and Satellite Coworking Place. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is shut on Monday.