A new Italian restaurant, a dentist office and an ice cream shop are among three new business openings in Mauldin. Here are the details.
Luna Rosa Gelato Bar & Restaurant
Luna Rosa opened in Mauldin on January 1, the second location for the gelato bar and Italian restaurant, which also has a downtown Greenville presence.
The Mauldin location is at 306 North Main Street, replacing the Turtle Shell, and the New York-native owners designed the space to give a feel of walking under the bridges of Brooklyn, from the lighting to the decorative support beams and the lit-up scenes of New York at night covering the walls.
“The idea was hopefully it transports you someplace,” said José Angelo Ortiz, who co-owns the restaurant with his family.
Things have gone pretty well so far at the new location, he said, and he’s excited about how their concept will fit in in Mauldin.
They will offer traditional Italian fare, like pastas and pizzas, as well as panini sandwiches for lunch and handmade gelato available whenever they’re open. Lunchtime panini sandwiches are $10, pizzas range from $14 to $22, depending on the size and variety, and entrees range from $16 to $35.
Ortiz said his family lives in the Mauldin area and they’ve been keeping an eye on development here, as well as what