It’s been an eventful few years for Italian eatery Plate. After the beloved restaurant’s original Brookside location was destroyed by a fire, it reopened in a new, modern space in the neighborhood in 2019. Now, Plate is spreading the love with a second location in Leawood, slated to open this fall in Park Place (11655 Ash St.). The new restaurant will offer Plate’s many Johnson County diners an option closer to home, explained president Christian Joseph. The space formerly occupied by California Pizza Kitchen will once again be serving up pies—Plate is planning to expand its pizza offerings for the Kansas outpost and will be offering lunch seven days a week. But Joseph says it will also be staying true to its roots, so expect plenty of Italian favorites.