Pesce Italian Kitchen + Bar reopened on January 15th to a standing- room- only gala reception. Rachel Forrest, food writer for the Portsmouth Herald says “the menu is fantastic!” Jean Kerr, Editor of Taste Magazine, called Pesce “a great, welcoming new venue to showcase the incredible talent in the kitchen.” The new Pesce Italian Kitchen + Bar exudes wonderful warm hues and delivers mouth watering recipes that are truly a salute to its roots.
Fueled by customer feedback and a desire to go back to his Italian heritage, owner Cliffe Arrand has created an atmosphere where guests can dine in comfort, warmth, and still stay within their budget. Through the talents of local designers, Jane Almedia , and Brian Gahan and David Ludd from Somnia, a soft palette of yellows, browns, and burnt umber have transformed the previously ultra modern Pesce into an Italian trattoria. The walls are adorned with photographs of Arrand’s earlier excursion to Italy, and painted and stenciled fabrics add an elegant touch.