GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Two local restauranteurs are bringing a new pizza concept to Grand Rapids’ Eastown neighborhood.
Hailey Hollenbeck with Flo’s Collection says Davide and Dan Uccello are launching Franca’s Pizzeria at 1551 Wealthy St. SE, next to Tamale’s Mary near Lake Drive. The site was previously home to a Papa John’s chain location.
The Uccello brothers own and operate Flo’s Collection, which includes Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Belmont and Greenville, Flo’s Wood Fired Pizzeria in Rockford and Flo’s Pizzeria in Plainfield.
Franca’s is named after Davide and Dan Uccello’s mother. The new restaurant will focus mostly on takeout and delivery, according to Hollenbeck.
Franca’s will have the same pizzas, pastas, subs, wraps and appetizers as Flo’s Pizzeria. Hollenbeck says additional menu items are also in the works.
Interior renovations are underway. Hollenbeck says the plans include more modern furnishings, light-colored walls with gray or blue wainscoting, digital menu displays and artwork in the lobby area. The owners’ goal is to open in April.
Franca’s starting business hours are expected to be Sunday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to midnight.