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Velleggia’s: A Little Italy legend reopens in Federal Hill, reconnects with its family roots

October 28, 2022

When Brendon Hudson first told his grandfather he would be opening another restaurant, he was met with a healthy dose of skepticism from Frank Velleggia Sr., who cautioned him not to move too quickly. Hudson and his partner had just opened Allora, a 20-seat Mt. Vernon restaurant serving Roman cuisine, in the summer of 2021. But then Hudson revealed the twist in his plan: The restaurant he was going to open — or in this case, reopen — was Velleggia’s, which his grandfather had inherited from Hudson’s great grandparents and run for nearly 50 years before selling it in 2005.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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