Flats, new restaurant deliberate to switch Bertolucci’s in South San Francisco | Native Information

A new seven-story, 99-unit residential building with ground-floor restaurant space is planned for a building at 421 Cypress Ave. in South San Francisco, which is home to the closed Bertolucci’s restaurant.

Peter Sodini, the owner of Bertolucci’s, applied for the project last year, according to the city. The Planning Commission will review the project during a meeting at 7 p.m. on August 18.

Bertolucci’s, an Italian landmark that opened as a boarding house in 1928, was purchased by Sodini in 2005 after the Bertoluccis retired. The restaurant has been closed during the pandemic and will reportedly reopen in the new building, which may be called Sodini’s, according to renderings.

Plans include 1,500 square feet for the corner restaurant and outdoor seating. The first floor would also include 99 parking spaces made possible by mechanical forklifts.

The existing two-storey building with a restaurant and five apartments would be demolished.

According to a city report, the architecture of the planned building “reflects on the historical character of the city with its brick base”. “A faithful reproduction of the original Bertolucci character” would also be included, it says.

Sodini, a Burlingame resident, also owns Golden Boy Pizza with its original location in San Francisco and a newer location in San Mateo.

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