The term al fresco is Italian for “in the cool air.”
In Italian cities such as Florence, this translates to meals enjoyed overlooking vibrant and breathtakingly beautiful piazzas.
Now Clevelanders can capture a taste of al fresco at Luca West in Westlake. The Italian restaurant opens its charming black wrought-iron gates to a sweeping piazza-esque patio this month.
“We wanted to re-create what it feels like to slow down and enjoy the splendor of an outdoor garden oasis,” says Lola Sema, who, along with her husband, Chef Luca, owns the restaurant.