A new trattoria is planned for this address in Takoma Park. Photo courtesy Main Street Takoma.

One of the partners in Takoma Park’s Dolci Gelati Café is planning to open an Italian restaurant on the same block, according to a press release from Main Street Takoma.

Marcello Minna, who has 20 years of experience in the restaurant business, will open Trattoria da Lina at 7000 Carroll Ave. in a former office space early next year.

“I’m still working on [the menu],” Minna said. “Mainly, it’s going to be pasta, probably 50 percent of the menu.”

“The chef is Italian and he is going to be my partner,” he said, “and I am going to be general manager.”

Minna wants to provide Takoma Park residents with dining options currently not available, he said.

The restaurant, the décor of which is described as “rustic and cosy,” will have a full liquor license.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Trattoria planned for Takoma Park