Fiamma Italian Grill to reopen after fire

Fiamma Italian Grill — a popular restaurant near Bethlehem that was forced to cancel nearly 250 Valentine’s Day reservations earlier this year due to a fire — is set to reopen, the owners say.

Owner Joseph Yurkiwa said the restaurant at 2118 Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County is waiting for kitchen equipment to arrive and then undergo new inspections.

Once this is completed, they can begin operating the restaurant by hiring staff and ordering food.

“We’ll be filming hopefully shortly after Thanksgiving. This is our best scenario,” Yurkivo said.

That’s good news for fans of the restaurant, which was closed after a fire damaged the kitchen and dining area on Feb. 13. The owners originally planned to open by late spring.

Fiamma, which opened in 2016 on the site of former Italian restaurants Pane E Vino and That’s Amore, suffered fire and smoke damage as well as water damage.

No one was injured in the fire, but about 40 diners and staff had to be evacuated. The timing of the incident could not have been worse, however, as the restaurant was forced to cancel a Valentine’s Day reservation.

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