The “Infusion Investment Group” has filed a liquor license permit for the space recently vacated at 903 N.W. Everett St., on the southest corner of the Elizabeth condominiums in the Pearl District. Most recently it housed Mr. Jolly’s Coffee Bar.
The investment group was established in 2009; other than that, I was unable to find any more information. However, a tipster tells me that the new restaurant, Gallo Nero, is the brainchild of a doctor and two other investors. The menu will be Italian trattoria in style. The chef will be Italian immigrant Davide, who, according to rumor, once owned a restaurant in Florence, came to Portland in 1998, and has worked at Cafe Allora, and Mr. Jolly’s. I’m not sure if he is the same “Davide Mulone” who was a co-owner of Noli in Eugene. Nor do I know if there is any connection to Gallo Nero in NYC, though I would be surprised if that is the case. I’m happy to speculate and play detective all night, but the laundry needs folding.