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Dining News: Now Open Downtown - Gina's Filipino Cafe


Gina's Filipino Cafe, the first restaurant on the grid serving Filipino fare, opened for business on Monday at 1011 12th St.

Gina Ramirez, the eatery's owner, said in a short interview on Monday afternoon that she plans to serve lumpia (think egg rolls), embutido (a Filipino meatloaf) and pancit (Filipono rice noodles), among other items. It being her first day and apparently pretty early in the restaurant's planning process, details were still being nailed down, though she said that Filipino fare would likely start being served next week.

Ramirez also said that the restaurant plans to serve pastries and hot American and Filipino breakfast dishes.

From the outside, the previous restaurant's signage was still up, and there seemed to be little if any interior renovation work done.


The restaurant replaces 1011 12th Espresso Bar, which according to Yelp reviews, closed in May 2015.

After Espresso Bar closed, Ramirez said the building owner invited her to take over the space and open a restaurant. This is the Ramirez's first foray into the restaurant industry. Prior to owning Gina's Filipino Cafe, Ramirez worked as a realtor.

The restaurant seems to be a family affair, with Ramirez's son assisting her on their opening day.

In my discussions with her on Monday, it sounded like many of the details have yet to be finalized. However, I plan to support this small business as they get off the ground, and I look forward to another lunch option in that part of town.

Gina's Filipino Cafe is located at 1011 12th Street, and will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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Now Open - Eatuscany Caffe at 1801 L Street


Eatuscany Caffe soft opened this past Thursday, reports Sactown Mag.

In addition to 12 gelato flavors using ingredients like pistachio, chocolate, lemon and watermelon, Eatuscany will offer panini, antipasti, salads and pasta dishes like pesto lasagna, and a dessert case full of traditional cake and pastry offerings like tiramisu, cannoli and sfogliatelle.

Read the entire post in Sactown Mag.

Eatuscany, which was originally scheduled to be opened in April, will be open daily at 11 a.m., and close Sunday to Thursday at 8 p.m., and stay open later until 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

You can check out their full menu here.

Eatuscany Cafe is located at 1801 L Street, and can be found online at

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