Construction of the Portland Ada’s Kitchen (instagram) at 640-642 Congress Street near Longfellow Square is currently on track and the owners hope to open in mid September pending the arrival of custom built pasta making equipment from Italy.
The storefront will be divided into two sections: a counter service restaurant serving moderately price Roman pizza and house made pasta, and a retail store selling pasta and pizza as well as a small selection of wines and other Italian food stuffs. The back portion of the retail shop we’ll be set aside for a Fiore olive oil tasting room and retail shop.
The restaurant will seat 12-14 plus a standing bar. It will feature a set chef’s counter seats that face in to an open kitchen, and will have a beer/wine license. Chef Rumma plans to teach pasta and pizza making classes at Ada’s.
Ada’s will be holding a preview of their pasta menu August 21st in a collaboration with their neighbor Sagamore Hill. The menu will feature a 3-course pasta menu with cocktail pairings. Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite.
The first location of Ada’s Kitchen opened in Rockland in 2017.