The Coda Group — Salty Pig, Coda Kitchen & Bar, and Canary Square — will soon open its latest venture in the South End. SRV, named for the "serene republic of Venice," or Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, will be modeled after a casual-style Italian bar, or bacaro.
Kevin O'Donnell and Michael Lombardi, the executive chef and chef de cuisine of The Salty Pig, are moving to SRV (569 Columbus Ave.) as co-owners and co-executive chefs. In June, the restaurant announced Ted Hawkins would join the team as general manager and wine director. SRV is now hiring for all additional front and back of house staff, according to a post on Boston Chefs.
In true Italian fashion, SRV will serve small plates (cicchetti) and bar snacks, house-made pastas, risotto, and polenta, as previously reported, and will offer selection of "old world wines."
SRV will have a 14-seat bar area, plus a 44-seat dining room, a large private dining room, and outdoor seating.