Restaurateur Marcello Villani is bringing an Italian tradition to Jacksonville while paying tribute to his late mother.
Villani owns Bistro X at 1440 San Marco Blvd. On Nov. 24 he opened Limoncello Ristorante in the space that had been the Onyx Lounge in Bistro X.
The two restaurants are the same building and share the same address. Bistro X is more high-end and Limoncello offers more affordable prices.
It is a similar concept to the restaurants his parents owned on the island of Capri on the Amalfi coast.
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Lead image: Owner Marcello Villani had plans to make the Bistro X bar space into a separate restaurant since buying the San Marco restaurant in 2019. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record