The owners of Lovejoy Bakers and Pizzicato Pizza, Marc and Tracy Frankel, have transformed their bakery in the South Waterfront neighborhood so it houses not one but both of their restaurants: Lovejoy Express and Pizzicato Pizza now operate out of 3159 SW Moody Ave. The bakery is open daily, from 7 to 11 a.m., and Pizzicato Pizza operates every day, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Lovejoy Bakers kicked things off inside the Emery Building in the South Waterfront neighborhood in 2014, and the Pizzicato location is the franchise’s 17th. Pizzicato serves pizzas, salads, and panini, and it is particularly good at catering to dietary preferences and conditions, serving gluten-free, whole wheat, vegetarian and vegan options. The switcheroo also adds beer and wine to the location’s repertoire.
The Emery Building is shaping up to offer many of the dining options in the emerging neighborhood: In addition to Lovejoy Express and Pizzicato Pizza, there’s Greenleaf Juicing Company, Cha Cha Cha, and the Ready Fit Go grocer onsite.