The Palatine village council approved plans at its June 25 meeting for a new Italian restaurant on Dundee Road.
Luciano's di lucca Ristorante will be located in the Woodcraft Plaza shopping center on Dundee Road, next to Sushi Para and Pita Pita.
The owner, Frank Sbragia, of Long Grove said the 10,000 square foot restaurant will also have carry-out service and will employ about 40 people. Future plans may involve opening an additional catering component to the restaurant, according to village documents.
Sbragia is no stranger to the restaurant business. He’s owned six restaurants in his career, including Salerno’s in Mt. Prospect, Rossini’s in Niles, Sassi in Prospect Heights and Spazio di Lucca in Deerfield.
The floor plan shows 196 seats in the restaurant, which will also feature complimentary valet service.
The hours of operation would be Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 4 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sbragia has owned several restaurants throughout his career including Rossini's in Niles, Sassi in Prospect Heights and Salerno's Restaurant and Catering in Mount Prospect. He said he would apply for a liquor license at a future council meeting.