Who: Reginelli’s Pizzeria
What: A new location for the Flagship restaurant across the street
When: Tuesday, December 18
Where: 5961 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70115
Seventeen years ago, Darryl Reginelli opened the first Reginelli’s Pizzeria on the corner of State and Magazine Streets in Uptown New Orleans. Darryl was inspired by the great New Orleans corner restaurants, bakeries, and butchers that were fixtures in the neighborhoods in which he grew up. Darryl always wanted to be a part of the community, a part of its heart and soul where long-term relationships really matter. That was Darryl’s dream.
Tuesday, December 18, the flagship Reginelli’s opens across the street to smashing new digs, in keeping with the cool, modern décor of the newer Reginelli’s restaurants.
When Darryl had a chance to move to a bigger space across the street, he decided that the first and smallest Reginelli’s would be upgraded. “I’m so happy to give our customers something better. I’ve been dreaming of this. They really deserve it.”
“Every time I come to the restaurant, people ask me when we are opening. Everyone is so excited. I can finally tell them the day has come,” says Reginelli’s partner Bruce Erhardt.
With Reginelli’s tenth restaurant about to open in Houston, Darryl has managed to keep the same feeling at each location and to keep his passion for food paramount.
Reginelli’s was recently ranked among the “Best Pizzas in America 2012” in The Daily Meal, which is a testament to Darryl’s commitment to providing great pizza to a growing number of patrons. Erhardt says, “Being recognized nationally is wonderful for our staff and has inspired us to renovate and rejuvenate our flagship restaurant. The new Reginelli’s is over 3000 square feet (the original was only squeaking in at 1300 square feet) and offers the same local favorites along with some new ideas.”
To celebrate their move, Reginelli’s is introducing the Santa Margherita - an Italian frozen margarita made with limoncello, prosecco, and basil infused simple syrup. A coffee station, including cappuccino and espresso by Lavazza “the coffee of Italy,” has been added to the new location, which will also offer Angelo Brocato’s Italian cookies and cannolis. For beer lovers, five new draft beers have been added: Nola Blond, Stella, Abita Amber and Purple Haze, and Bud Light.
“This beautiful new kitchen is going to inspire some great new ideas,” says Darryl. “I can’t wait to smell the bread baking.”
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