Veteran Restauranteer Ventures Into Uncharted Territory with High-End Eatery
South Florida-based general contracting and construction management firm Eclipse Building Corp. began construction on Stellino’s Italian Trattoria & Bar, one of the eagerly awaited, five-star restaurants cherrypicked for Downtown Doral. A mixed-use space spanning 120 acres with 180,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 2,600 luxury residential units, public green space and a charter school, Downtown Doral is slated to be up and running this December.
Stellino’s Italian Trattoria & Bar, which will occupy more than 4,100 square feet, is the latest endeavor of veteran restaurateur Sal Stellino, who has been in the business since 1967. Although he has owned more than 35 Italian dining establishments over the last four decades, Stellino’s Italian Trattoria & Bar is Stellino’s first foray into the ever-changing world of fine dining. Stellino selected Eclipse Building Corporation to bring his vision to life because of its extensive knowledge of the restaurant industry, its keen eye for detail and its track record for completing jobs on time and within budget.
Shrief Mandour, managing director of Eclipse Building Corporation, says that his team is thrilled to have broken ground on the highly anticipated eating establishment. With upscale dining clients that include Shrimp House in Boca Raton, Soho Bay in Miami Beach, Lemongrass Asian Bistro in Boca Raton and Taverna Opa in City Place, Mandour says Eclipse is well-prepared to introduce Doral’s up-and-coming mecca of chic retail and restaurant establishments to Stellino’s latest concept.
“We are committed to bringing an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere to the bustling streets of Downtown Doral,” Mandour explains. “Stellino’s will be the perfect complement to the live-work-play concept being erected in heart of Doral. Eclipse has an extensive track record in building upscale dining establishments, handling every aspect of the projects, from concept to completion.”
Stellino is confident that Downtown Doral, with its diverse slate of five-star eateries, including his own, will be a refuge for Doral residents who have long complained about the absence of posh eateries and trendsetting nightlife. He is thrilled Stellino’s was selected to serve the Doral community and the surrounding areas.
“From the heart of Sicily to the streets of South Florida, Stellino’s brings a taste of traditional Italian cuisine in a modern concept. The philosophy behind our menu is to bring authentic Italian taste simply made with fresh, healthy ingredients from local markets or directly imported from Italy,” Stellino says.
“Stellino’s Trattoria is the perfect setting for a quick lunch, an afternoon break or pleasant dinner with friends or family in a modern Italian atmosphere.”
Stellino’s is currently exploring sites for future locations. Construction on Stellino’s Trattoria & Bar in Downtown Doral is expected to be complete by the end of November.
Eclipse Building Corporation is a South Florida-based general contracting and construction management firm that specializes in high-end commercial, retail, restaurant and hospitality projects throughout the U.S. With a management team that boasts 65 years of combined construction experience, Eclipse’s impressive roster of clients includes For Eyes, J McLaughlin, Bentley Bay, Mayors, Simon Malls, Build-A-Bear, SOHO Bay and many more. Eclipse is transforming industry standards by offering an unprecedented two-year, full-service warranty on all projects, providing oversight that is second to none long after projects are complete. For more information about Eclipse Building Corporation, call 954-870-7410 or visit www.eclipsebuildingcorp.com.