The Central West End has a new destination for modern Italian cuisine. Edera Italian Eatery debuted on Oct. 6 in the space previously occupied by Scape American Bistro, which closed in April 2019.
As reported by Feast in February, the concept is a partnership between chef Mike Randolph and the Koplar family, who also owned Scape. Edera, Italian for “ivy,” refers to the restaurant’s courtyard that features green vines during warmer seasons.
Randolph serves as the consulting chef while Andrew Simon leads the kitchen as head chef. Simon co-owned contemporary casual eatery Charred Crust, which recently shuttered, and prior to that helmed the kitchen at Scape as executive chef. Tim Foley, who owned and operated Erato Wine Bar in Edwardsville, Illinois, serves as the general manager.