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.