Mezza Luna to move

Pietro "Pete" D'abbraccio tells me that after 10 years, he's moving his South Philly favorite Ristorante Mezza Luna, but he's going only about a block away in his quest for a fresher look and more space (130 seats, opposed to his current 70).

Similar decor, same food, he says.

The new location will be the southeast corner of Eighth and Christian Streets, formerly Paxia and before that, Molcajete Mixto (below).

Last night at the current location will be Saturday (8/1). He aims to reopen on Aug. 11. D'abbraccio says it will run as a BYOB until his liquor license can be transferred to Eighth and Christian.

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