After sitting empty for the past nine months, the NE MLK building that housed Belly for three years has a new tenant: Carpaccio Trattoria, an 82-seat Italian restaurant by Venetian native (and Californian transplant) Francesco Solda. Details about the project are light so far — but a cursory interwebs search reveals that Solda cooked locally during a Beaverton wine event in 2011 and may be the same Francesco Solda who's an alum of Carmel, Calif.'s Il Fornaio and Monterey's La Gondola Ristorante.
Belly restaurant closed in April of 2011, and the formerly NW izakaya Tanuki briefly flirted with taking over the spot before eventually ending up in Montavilla. More information about the Carpaccio Trattoria project as it becomes available — if you've got a tip, you know what to do.
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Image of Belly courtesy Donna B. via Yelp