Albero Cafe is open, and the food looks great

Albero Cafe opened on Wednesday in the former Bocconcini building at 4811 E. Central, and the food looks and sounds great.

The Italian chopped salad from Albero Cafe.

The Italian chopped salad from Albero Cafe.

It’s owned by Hassan Ballout, who worked for 10 years at nearby Bella Luna Cafe

The menu includes flatbreads, salads, panini sandwiches and pasta dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, Italian sausage penne and shrimp scampi.

Entrees included grilled grouper, grilled salmon, strip steak, chicken Parmesan and eggplant Parmesan.

The restaurant also will offer several Italian sodas and will have a liquor license.

The antipasto plate from Albero Cafe.

The antipasto plate from Albero Cafe.

Its hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, call 316-260-9667.

I like the looks of this antipasti plate, left, and I love a salami-laden chopped salad.

Anyone tried it yet? Let us know what you thought.