Midtown Reston Town Center Welcomes Il Fornaio
Cucina Italiana Debuts First East Coast Restaurant
August 29, 2007
Kettler, one of greater Washington, DC’s largest diversified real estate companies, announced the grand opening of the classic Italian restaurant, Il Fornaio in Midtown Reston Town Center’s West Tower. This is the first East Coast location for the restaurant which hopes to play a major role and expand in the region.
“We are excited about this new addition to the Reston Town Center community,” said Charlie Kieler, Kettler’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Development. “I have no doubt that this business will flourish in this established upscale community.”
Founded in Italy, Il Fornaio, Italian for “The Baker,” will provide an upscale dining experience featuring white tablecloths and impeccable finishes which complement the Midtown Reston Town Center community. With seating for up to 245 people, including quaint seating in a corner piazza facing Market Street, guests of Il Fornaio will enjoy two fireplaces complimented by mirrored walls and a stylish bar where a signature cocktail, “the Midtowntini” will be served.
Offering specials for Midtown residents, the Reston location will celebrate Festa Regionale, a taste of regional Italian cooking, which will feature a special menu item prepared with seasonal ingredients during the first two weeks of every month.
Il Fornaio’s extensive menu features authentic northern Italian cuisine developed by the company’s two-dozen chefs. With over 20 locations on the west coast, including 16 in California, Il Fornaio plans to expand its business across the country.
Located adjacent to Reston Town Center, a shopping, dining and cultural mecca, Midtown Reston offers over 1,000 homes including high-end condos, apartments and furnished executive suites. In addition to on-site dining, resort amenities include 24-hour business and fitness centers, serviced guest suites, demonstration kitchens, heated outdoor pools and private theatre screening rooms.
Based in Northern Virginia and celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding in 1977 by Chairman Robert C. Kettler, Kettler is a leading developer of award-winning, mixed-use residential and commercial properties across the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2007, Kettler was named one of the area’s largest private companies by the Washington Business Journal and is one of the nation’s top 20 multifamily developers. Kettler has developed more than five million square feet of commercial space and more than 50,000 homes. The company also owns and manages over 9,000 apartments in 41 locations. Current projects include urban and transit-oriented developments, multifamily housing, commercial and mixed-use developments and resort communities.