The name is Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and the wine list includes about 60 wines by the glass, but therein lies the rub.
The liquor license for the contemporary restaurant - set up in the old Ajax Metal Works building next to the Fillmore in Fishtown and just across Delaware Avenue from the SugarHouse Casino - has been delayed.
For now, it's running as a BYOB.
At least the "Italian kitchen" part is valid. And it's a scratch kitchen, too.
Travinia (1000 Frankford Ave., 267-687-2020) is part of a chain with a dozen locations, all in the South. The company is based in what co-owner Mark Craig calls "that hotbed of Italian food, Greenville, South Carolina."
It's a solid value, with a $9 lunch special (cup of soup with a half-salad, or half-sandwich, or half-flatbread) and many lunch entrees at $10 or $11. Dinner entrees are mostly $14 to $24. Menu is here.
It's open for lunch and dinner.
Travinia is a bit hard to get to right now. Allen Street just east of the Route 15 trolley turnaround at Frankford Avenue, along most of the restaurant's exterior, is torn up during a major city storm-water project that is supposed to be completed soon. There's some on-street parking, as well as space in the lot behind the Fillmore.
Travinia will have outdoor dining when the dust settles.
This area, by the way, should be cranking next year, when other destinations - including Philadelphia Distilling, a bowling alley/family fun center called Latitude 360, a comedy club, and the burger bar PYT - join the mix.