Introducing Fiamma by Mendel: Wood-Fire Italian Fusion

April 18, 2024

– Woodmere, OH

Coming to Eton Chagrin Boulevard this Summer

Eton Chagrin Boulevard is set to welcome a culinary gem to its vibrant landscape: Fiamma by Mendel. Fusing the expertise of Mendel Segal, renowned for his mastery of wood-fire cooking and with his passionate, vibrant personality, Fiamma promises a fiery dining experience unlike any other.

Mendel opened his first restaurant Mendel’s Backyard BBQ in Surfside, FL in 2017 and then Mendel’s KC BBQ in Shaker Heights, OH in 2023 which grossed nearly $2 million in sales its first year, solidifying his reputation for great food. This new venture reflects Mendel’s passion for cooking with fire and offering customers a special dining experience.

At Fiamma, patrons will indulge in the flavors of artisanal wood-fire pizza, handmade pasta, fresh seafood, and delectable salads, all meticulously crafted with an emphasis on quality and freshness. The menu reflects Mendel’s passion for blending Jewish and Italian culinary traditions, resulting in a tantalizing fusion.

“Fiamma is not just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey,” says Mendel Segal, owner, and operator of Mendel’s Food Group LLC. “Our mission is to deliver top-quality food and beverages centered around the wood-fire, while providing our guests with exceptional service and a warm, inviting atmosphere.”

Fiamma boasts a clean, rustic, and trendy ambiance perfect for any occasion. Its proximity to the Jewish communities in the greater Cleveland area ensures convenience and familiarity for any diners seeking kosher options.

“We’re thrilled to bring Fiamma to Eton Chagrin Blvd,” says Ezra Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises. “It’s not just about serving great food; it’s about creating memorable experiences for guests, whether you’re enjoying a signature wood-fire pizza or sipping craft cocktails at the large bar.”

Fiamma’s commitment to excellence extends to its beverage selection, featuring curated tequila, whisky, bourbons, craft beer, and a diverse array of wines and liquors. The restaurant will also offer Mendel’s own line of BBQ rubs and sauces, adding a touch of flavor to every meal at home, with more products to come.

Fiamma by Mendel represents the culmination of Mendel Segal’s culinary journey, blending tradition with innovation to create a dining destination unlike any other. Whether you’re craving authentic Italian American fusion or seeking a cozy spot for drinks with friends, Fiamma invites you to experience the artistry of wood-fire cuisine. Fiamma will be located at 28699 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere, OH 44122, formerly Mabel’s BBQ.

Fiamma will be looking to grow a team including an innovative chef. Please email Mendel Segal at [email protected] to discuss further.

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