Edera Italian Eatery joins CWE’s restaurant scene

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Sam Koplar Mike Randolph Eric Ortiz Edera Italian Eatery

Edera Italian Eatery opened recently in the former Scape space, 48 Maryland Plaza. with a simple menu of antipasto, salads, pizza and pasta. It’s a tough time to open a new restaurant but in an email exchange Sam Koplar, whose family is behind the new venture, said that the restaurant is “off to a good start.”

Koplar also said they wanted an Italian name with a tie to the location, so they chose”Edera,” Italian for ivy, in a nod to the vine-covered wall on the beautiful patio, shown above. They’re keeping the menu simple for now, but after they get settled in they’ll be expanding offerings. There’s a strong possibility there will be inside seating by the end of the week, albeit with limited capacity pursuant to the city’s guidelines.Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Sam Koplar Mike Randolph Eric Ortiz Edera Italian Eatery

In the meantime, you can order online, or follow the signs by the Maryland Plaza fountain to the carry-out window located in the passageway between Edera and Suit Supply. Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Sam Koplar Mike Randolph Eric Ortiz Edera Italian Eatery

The menu, which includes selections for kids, was created by consulting chef Mike Randolph (Publico, The Good Pie, & Half & Half) with Executive Chef Eric Ortiz, formerly at The Ritz Carlton.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Sam Koplar Mike Randolph Eric Ortiz Edera Italian Eatery

The European pizza oven can be seen in action through the carry-out window.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Sam Koplar Mike Randolph Eric Ortiz Edera Italian Eatery

Visit the website for delivery options, or head to the carry out window for orders to-go or to enjoy on the patio. There is an outdoor bar, and heaters too. Safety protocols are in place at Edera: masks are required unless seated, and everything is served in “to go” containers. 

Edera Italian Eatery, 48 Maryland Plaza, Open Tuesday-Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., (314) 367-7227. Check the website for more information.

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