Trevioli Italian Kitchen in Columbus to open upscale lounge

An Italian restaurant in North Columbus is expanding.

Trevioli Italian Kitchen on Blackmon Road is taking on the new name, “Trevioli Italian Kitchen and Lounge.” The new addition will offer a laid-back, upscale atmosphere with soft music, comedy nights, drink specials, and more.

The lounge will also be available for private events. Owners say it’s a great experience when you can finish eating dinner and walk right next door to wind down for the evening and not have to travel far for entertainment.

“When you get busy it’s nice to be able to come over here and relax. It’s upscale and not like a sports bar with greasy foods and stuff like that. It’s just for you to come and have some cocktails and it’s great to be able to cater from right next door,” says Danielle Sanders, manager at Trevioli Italian Kitchen.

The grand opening of the lounge is set for Saturday at 5 p.m.

Guests must be 21 or older to enter.