Business & Real Estate

Husband-wife team opens ‘modern Italian seafood and wine bar’ in East Sacramento

Allora, a new restaurant specializing in Italian seafood and featuring handcrafted pastas and an extensive selection of wines, celebrated its grand opening Tuesday in east Sacramento.

The eatery – at 5215 Folsom Blvd., formerly the site of Rust Florist – is touted as a “modern Italian seafood and wine bar” and is a collaboration of the husband-wife team of Deneb Williams and Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou.

He’s the former executive chef at The Firehouse restaurant in Old Sacramento, and she is a former sommelier at Ella Dining Room and Bar in Sacramento. Together, they also oversee Woodlake Tavern and the neighboring Uptown Pizza Kitchen on Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento.

Allora’s modern interior fixtures are highlighted by a two-story-tall, glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled wine cellar housing hundreds of bottles of wine. Outdoor patio dining also is available.

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  • Moksa Brewing Co., 5860 Pacific St., Rocklin: The new brewery opened to a packed house on Feb. 3.
  • American Advisors Group, 80 Iron Point Circle, Folsom: The Orange-based company, which bills itself as the nation’s leading reverse mortgage lender, announced on Feb. 7 that it had leased 11,037 square feet of space, aiming to have 70 to 80 loan officers in the regional branch in 2018.
  • Lockton, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2600, Sacramento: The Kansas City, Mo.-based global professional services firm announced the opening of a Sacramento office on Feb. 7. The independent insurance broker and consultant said it “chose the location due to the vibrancy of the downtown corridor.”
  • Red Bus Brewing Co., 802A Reading St., Folsom: A signature red Volkswagen bus, plentiful brews and future car-themed events are on the menu at the new site, which opened Feb. 9.
  • Hustler Hollywood, 2285 Arden Way, Sacramento: The decidedly adult store opened Feb. 10, with Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt on-site.
  • Delta Mind Body Center, 2014 10th St., Sacramento: Offering alternative and holistic health services, the new center had its grand opening on Feb. 10.
  • Camellia Coffee Roasters, 1014 R St., Sacramento: Following a brief “breather” last Monday, the coffee destination opened doors again on Tuesday.
  • Poké Cube, 3161 Zinfandel Drive, Rancho Cordova: The new restaurant is set for Monday’s soft opening, with poké bowls and colorful salads on the menu.
  • Chick-fil-A, 8104 Delta Shores Circle S., Sacramento: Grand-opening festivities for the eatery are set for Thursday in the Delta Shores complex along Interstate 5 in south Sacramento.
  • Bravo’s Soup and Sandwich Shoppe, 9160 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove: The ownership announced on Facebook that next Saturday will be the last day of business, closing out a five-year run.
  • Olivier’s Butchery, 787 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs: The local sister site to the San Francisco butchery has closed, according to the home office and Yelp followers.
  • Hoppy Brewing Co., 6300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento: After 19 years at its East Sacramento site, Hoppy will close doors on Feb. 26; the ownership already is touting a new restaurant and taproom to open in midtown Sacramento in early April.

Open & Shuttered, a rundown of recently opened and closed businesses in the Sacramento area, will appear periodically in The Bee’s Sunday Business section.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover