Lazia Reopens November 12th

Left: Chef Justin Kent. Right: Lobster Mafaldine. All photos by Alyssa Broadus

Many restaurants temporarily shut their doors during the pandemic, and for those keeping track, one is reopening to great fanfare in November. Lazia, the signature restaurant at the Crossroads Hotel, is back, bella. And it’s better than ever. 

On November 12th, Lazia will debut a fresh menu full of playful dishes and drinks that made them an instant favorite of the haute cuisine crowd. Chef Justin Kent and chef de cuisine Jordan Hayes present a menu full of Italian comfort favorites such as wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas, and more traditional antipasto plates and hand-made pasta using locally sourced ingredients. Craving a fresh cheese? A mozzarella cart will be available for cheese pulled tableside and presented with seasonal ingredients. 

Bars manager Liz Ramirez offers a menu of cocktails that celebrates the Italian invention of spritzes and negronis, along with a wine list that would make Johnny Lazia, the restaurant’s namesake, blush. 

While the menu is enough to make your mouth water, the dining room itself is reason enough for a visit. The beautifully restored hotel and dining room ooze warmth and intimacy, but a soundtrack of old-school hip-hop legends keeps things fresh. Old school charm, funky beats, and a fresh take on traditional Italian? Time to make my reservation. 

Lazia is accepting reservations now, and availability is already evaporating. Book your table at