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  • By Dana Casadei

Cantoro, Part II

After the success of their Plymouth Township location, Cantoro Italian Market and Trattoria has opened a second restaurant in Troy, Cantoro Italian Trattoria, and so far the new location is off to a busy start. Located in the former Tre Monti space at 1695 E. Big Beaver Road, the restaurant opened for dinner in June, with hopes to start serving lunch this summer. “I’m really happy the way things are running,“ said manager Jeff Jepko Valente. “We’re excited to be in that area and operating in that property.” For those who have visited the Plymouth Township location are now going to the Troy spot, they can expect the same quality of service and almost the exact same menu and wine list. Valente also said that they are discovering a lot of their clientele from the Plymouth location actually live in Troy. “This was a way to bring the Cantoro brand...right into their neighborhood,” he said. And gain a few new customers.

Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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