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New Italian Restaurant Takes Over Tirami Su

The embattled Tirami Su Ristorante has been changed to Il Pomo d'oro, bringing a more casual Italian dining experience at more affordable meal and wine prices.

A Shelby Township restaurant that made headlines when the owner was charged with is under new management.

The former has been changed to Il Pomo d'oro, bringing a more casual Italian dining experience at more affordable meal and wine prices.

Jack LoMedico serves as the new restaurant's managing partner and has more than 20 years experience in the food and beverage industry. LoMedico was assistant general manager for the Wolfgang Puck Grill at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino and also ran ran Bistro 555 in Greektown. An investment group backs the new business.

"Our goal is to be an old-school restaurant where you get a lot of food for a good value," LoMedico said, noting many of the dishes are under $15.

The change comes on the heels of a tumultuous year for Tirami Su following the arrest of owner Pietro Ventimiglia.

The D'Annas have been charged with attempted murder, extortion and witness intimidation for the attack stemming from Ventimiglia's plans for expansion, according to police. in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens, court records show.

"Tirami Su had been talking about moving on for a while and when the investor group came in with a good offer, it was a better move for them," LoMedico said. "Tirami Su ... was a very thriving business at one point, so we said 'Let's take the best of them and the best of us and put it together.'"

The fine-dining experience has been switched to a casual atmosphere. The restaurant opened Sept. 12 with fresh red paint on the business exterior and a new sign, among other renovations.

Hours are: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon-Thurs.; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Michelle Johnston Battice September 16, 2011 at 01:43 PM
would never have eaten at tirami su again and as long as the new owners have nothing to do with the new owners, ok, otherwise i'll stick to Nonna's
dswink September 16, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Will be hard for the D'Anna brothers to run a restaurant from behind bars. You almost gotta be afraid to comment lest they come after you with a baseball bat to the knees. Hope the new owners take a lesson from the errors of the old owners and run a good, honest business, beating the competition with great food, and not literally BEATING the competition.
Linda Martin September 16, 2011 at 08:44 PM
Where is this located
Marina Cracchiolo (Editor) September 16, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Same building as Tirami Su, on the corner of 23 Mile and Schoenherr Road.
Matt Guarnieri September 17, 2011 at 03:11 AM
We should give it a shot. Maybe try a lunch service. I used to love "Chimes" that was there in it's day and the original Tirami Su at 19 and Garfield was incredible. I would love a new favorite at that location.
Linda Garofalo September 19, 2011 at 02:13 PM
Sauce was to extreme on dishes. The soup tasted and smelled like Progesso soup, the salad dressing on the salad was to extreme,they only had only two kinds of soft drinks 2.50 a glass,
Linda Garofalo September 19, 2011 at 02:21 PM
Never again. I had a very upset stomach Saturday night, continued Sunday.I will stick with Olive Garden and Rojo at Partridge Creek.
audrina swanson September 20, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Since it has been pomo d'oro ... I have frequented this establishment and have had the soup is fresh, tastes wonderful. nothing is over $15 and you get a abundance of food for the price so I don't mind paying $2.50 for a coke. they also have great wine and beer specials .
Feed Me December 14, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Would not recommend Pomo D'oro. Chicken pastina soup had nothing but cut up (dry) chicken, broth and a scoop of dried out mini mac noodles ($3.50). I would be ashamed to start off a meal like that. Calamari rubbery - Al Dente pasta was RAW, not cooked even to Al Dente - Meat sauce was good, breading on the chicken parm was good, except they take only half of a chicken breast, pound the heck out of it to about a 1/4 inch and cover it up.....not great, just okay tasting, just not enough (for just under $15). Meatballs were terrible. Orange Roughy Siciliano not great, but amogue sauce pretty good. Can only wash your hands with COLD water, not even warm. I hate that!! Come on, even a bit of warmth to wash your hands would be appreciated. I let it run for 5 minutes hoping - All in all, I would NOT recommend Pomo D'Oro. I, too, agree that the original Tiramisu (19/Garfield) was great (my favorite, Chicken Florentina). It's now Aurelio's and I have to say, they serve some of the best food in town at super resonable prices - for an afternoon brunch (or anytime for that matter), you can get breakfast or a lunch/dinner choice. The food has consistently been great every time I've gone - I was a fan of the original establishment, so having it there I tend to frequent it, and will continue to do so.
Isabella January 06, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Uh... The "managing" partner of the restaurant is new... The OWNERS of the building and business are still the D'Anna brothers. Do your research people! You won't ever catch me eating there!
AnnieO February 10, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Went at 7p on a Saturday, unaware the whole place changed and not just the managers/owners and name. You would think with the more casual atmosphere we would have been welcomed. Well...me, my toddler son, and my mother went and were basically turned down at the door, even though you could clearly see available tables. When it was Tiramisu, they welcomed us and we had an amazing dining experience. Not all younger kids are brats - my son is a veteran diner in his 3 yrs and I get compliments ALL the time on his behavior. Lost our business; can't wait to try Nonna's.

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