Third is the one with the treasure chest–at least that’s what Antonio Carollo is hoping.
Moorestown Main Street currently features two Italian pizzerias, Passariello’s and La Vita’s. A long-standing debate exists among MFS students and the Moorestown community at large regarding which shop is better. Another wrinkle will be added to the dispute in just a few months as Carollo, owner of Carollo’s Family Restaurant in Franklinville, throws his hat into the ring, opening his own pizza palace.
Carollo’s will be about a block away from MFS in the direction of the Wells Fargo bank, between Workmen’s and Bacio Catering. Formerly home to Burleigh’s Paint and Paper, the building is currently undergoing an almost complete remodeling, courtesy of a half-million dollar investment by its owner. After an interior overhaul, the building will undergo a 250-square-foot extension to the rear of the 997-square-foot space to make room for outdoor seating, along with the installation of a canopy.
The restaurant will feature brick-oven-cooked pizza for eat in as well as takeout, along with other Italian dishes, a menu similar to that of his Franklinville restaurant.
Carollo hopes construction will be finished by the winter holidays but is still unsure. The restaurant is planned to open this summer.