Saluti, Birmingham! Lé Fresca is open—take a peek inside

Is prosciutto a love language? Photo courtesy of Lé Fresca

The 4 P’s of great Italian food: pizza, pasta, prosciutto, and prosecco. Find it all—and more—on 2nd Ave right here in downtown Birmingham. We went behind-the-scenes, and we’re bringing you with us! Check it out.

Ciao, Lé Fresca

Located right in the heart of downtown. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Chef Marco Butturini has created magic in many popular Birmingham kitchens, including Highlands Bar & Grill, Chez Fonfon and Bottega. Marco, his brother, Luca Butturini, and Matthew Christe are joining forces to bring authentic Italian flavors to 2nd Ave.

Lé Fresca is officially open, and our mouths are already watering.

The Magic Oven

This stunning oven is sure to serve up some deliciousness. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The Butturinis are from the Veneto region of Italy—home to stunning cities like Venice, Verona, and Padua. In addition to the traditional Italian dishes Lé Fresca is bringing to Birmingham, they also have America’s favorite Italian fare: p-i-z-z-a.

Their various pizza pies are crafted by hand before being cooked to perfection in this gorgeous brick, wood-burning oven that they imported straight from Italy.

The Food

Lé Fresca brings the taste and excitement of Northern Italy right to the heart of Birmingham. One glace through their menu and you’ll be grabbing your foodie friend and heading downtown.

We’re talking Prosciutto di Parma, Chicken alla Cacciatora, Margherita Pizza, Gnocchi with Pesto, Tiramisu… Ok, I’ll stop. But really—this is some good food, y’all.

Sounds Delizioso—Stop by Today

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Now that’s a pizza if I’ve ever seen one. Photo courtesy Lé Fresca

Trust us, Birmingham: you’re not going to want to miss out on this one.

  • Address: 2218 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 11AM to 10PM | Fri-Sat 11AM to 11PM
  • Social: Instagram | Facebook
  • Contact: Phone | Website

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  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.