Locanda opening pushed back until March

Last we heard about Locanda, the new Roman-style eatery in the Delfina family, it was scheduled to open in January 2011 at the shuttered Ramblas space in January 2011.

Now that January is almost gone, the work on the space looks like it’s far from done; the kitchen space was torn out and still not replaced; no new windows or seating area; the exterior wall isn’t even in place.

Now along comes a Craigslist ad from Delfina looking for experienced restaurant managers. The nugget in the add is the opening for Locanda: March 2011.

The ad follows:

Our small group of restaurants is expanding and we need You in order to grow.
We are currently seeking MANAGERS of all levels to add to the mix, helping to bring out the best at each of our Italian restaurants:
Delfina Restaurant, Pizzeria Delfina (two locations) and Locanda, a modern Roman osteria/taverna opening in March 2011.
Candidates must have prior supervisory experience and a solid background in fine dining (Italian experience a plus).
Potential hires must be passionate about food and wine, mature, professional and serious about their career.
Benefits include: vacation, medical, dining benefits.


Please include your resume in the body of your email and NOT as an attachment. attachments will not be read.

Thank you for applying!

Is this a realistic date, given the work to be done? Or will Locanda be yet another Valencia restaurant that takes it sweet time between announcement and opening date? Time will tell…