Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine

Facility Design Project of the Month:

Terza Ristorante and La Vetta Bar Nel Cielo in Rochester, Minn.

Published on January 2016

Written by Donna Boss, Contributing Editor

A chic-casual Italian restaurant features an open kitchen on the main floor and a rooftop bar and patio on the seventh level of a new downtown building.

When office building owners Andy Chafoulias and his father, Gus, invited Pat Woodring and Scott Foster, partners of Nova Restaurant Group, to open their third restaurant concept in downtown Rochester, Minn., the decision was easy given the relationship already formed between the two parties. Their previous restaurant ventures in this city have been quite successful.

The new location, close to the renowned Mayo Clinic and also in the heart of an area with notable redevelopment, presented a welcome opportunity. The seven-story H3 Plaza building now contains Terza Ristorante on the main floor and La Vette Bar Nel Cielo on the seventh floor.

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