Good news in the south end! After two-and-a-half years of enforced idleness, Tom Vacon
, owner of Tomavino's Cellar Ristorante
(5173 South Street, note new phone: 425-9111), calls to say he's open for business again. Readers will recall that in 2010 Tomavino's fell victim to a fire in the adjoining building, which also took out Thai Chin, Taj Mahal and Café Chianti, at least temporarily (all have since reopened elsewhere).
For now, says Vacon, Tomavino's is only offering take-out, while final touches are put on the restaurant space, and while he waits for a liquor licence to arrive. Vano expects to be open for sit-down service in about a month.