Wonderful news for you Main Liners:
Gianluca and Rosemarie Demontis of the Rittenhouse Italian BYOB Melograno have inked a lease for a second restaurant, at 816 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr - the former Ha Long Bay next to Verdad and two doors from Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
Fraschetta, which has a June target date, will be a second BYOB. Rosemarie is behind the rustic design, which will use reclaimed wood. Luca, a Roman native, is building his Roman menu around slow cooking, especially porchetta d'Ariccia.
Also expect Homemade pastas, and grilled meats and fish. Lunchtime will be casual, with panini and such.
Melograno, at 2012 Sansom St., is a Craig LaBan three-beller.