Italian food for the Soul

June 7th, 2016

12705681_874022529384083_7517984285579487498_nGrazia Italian Kitchen to open 2nd Bay Area location

Owner and operator Adrian Hembree is eager to strengthen the Grazia Italian Kitchen presence by opening the second location in the Bay Area this summer.

Grazia Italian Kitchen in Pearland is known for its fresh house made pastas, wood fired pizza, and chef’s grilled selections characterized by premium ingredients and new concepts to traditional entrees.

The new restaurant will be located at 1001 Pineloch Drive in Clear Lake.

“We are blessed with the opportunity our second location will present and excited to give the community of Clear Lake the Grazia experience,” Hembree says.

f8bd144a036c76086cec84d8a7bd8a2bWith a dining capacity of 250+, this 6,000 square foot location will host an energetic atmosphere throughout. The restaurant will present a full service wood fired pizza bar, outside patio dining and a speakeasy era bar.

Perfect for families, couples, and groups alike, the Clear Lake Grazia will feature the same delicious meals and friendly service that customers have come to expect. The menu will feature cooked-to-order pastas, soups, salads, wood fired pizza and Executive Chef Steve Haug’s specialties and grilled selections.

After dinner, customers can either eat or drink their desserts with options from house made bread pudding to age crafted cocktails. The Clear Lake location will serve lunch and dinner and expects an early summer opening.

Adrian Hembree started his career in the food service industry as a dishwasher and worked himself up to the vice president of sales for an Italian food distributer. Hembree worked in developing and branding restaurants for the past ten years. While training for his first Ironman, Hembree and couple of friends decided to turn their dream into reality by opening up Grazia.

Hembree’s motto is Garzia = Grace. Grace is something we all need everyday in our lives.

Grazia Italian Kitchen is a Pearland based haven for fresh Italian fusion for your soul providing customers with a culinary experience for all occasions as well as transporting them back in time with The Noble Experiment. Grazia takes pride as the winners for the Lone Star Entrée Grand Champion, People’s Choice Reserve Grand Champion and Rookie Award at the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s, Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition. For additional information, see Grazia Italian Kitchen’s website and facebook page

Bay Area Houston Magazine