Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vella: Mediterranean dining in Exton

Vella, a northern Mediterreanean BYOB, has taken the former Freskada space in the Main Street at Exton Town Center (120 Woodcutter St., Exton, 610-524-3334).

Vella: Mediterranean dining in Exton

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Derrick Wheeler's background is in business and engineering. He also owns a software-development company, Bleu Solutions, based in West Chester.

But he's had the desire to own a fine-dining restaurant, and he's solved that by opening Vella, a northern Mediterreanean BYOB, taking the former Freskada space in the Main Street at Exton Town Center (120 Woodcutter St., Exton, 610-524-3334). He's actually getting into the management side with an assist from Kathleen Devine, a 30-year dining veteran.

Designer Joseph D’Ambro - whose resume includes Alba in Malvern, Sovana in Unionville and Talula's Table in Kennett Square - installed a rustic, old world look with distressed furnishings. 

Wheeler hired chef Ehud Mekler from Florida to work with Freskada's former chef, Alessandro Spaneeda.They offer flatbreads and pizzas from a wood-fired oven; top entree price is paella for $26.

It's open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday, plus Sunday brunch. (Weekday lunch is a $10.95 buffet.) 

Menus are here:

Lunch

Dinner

Brunch

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