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Next Door: Too Close for 2 Italian Restaurants?

Iliano's J&P Restaurant's signage is now up at its new location in The Shops at Quarry Lake in Pikesville: the site of the former Ciao's Pizza Bistro Italiano, and right next to the pizza, subs and salads shop Pizza Blitz.

Illiano's J&P Restaurant has announced its presence in Pikesville by installing its new signage.

You might know Illiano's from Westminster, located at 480 Meadow Creek Dr.; at 903 S. Main St. in Hampstead and 4821 Butler Road in Glyndon.

"Soon," according to it's website, it's opening a new restaurant at 2620 Quarry Lake Dr., in the site of the former that closed last year.

That corner location abuts the already-established Pizza Blitz restaurant at 2622 Quarry Lake Dr.

Some Pikesville Patch readers have said that having two Italian restaurants in one shopping center could cause some issues. What do you think of the two restaurants being so close? Tell us in the comments box.

Illiano's J&P Restaurant

Here are just a few examples of Illiano's Quarry Lake menu, according to its website:

Pastas, meat and seafood dishes, as well as pizza (with 10 toppings) subs, sandwiches and salads. It also offers appetizers such as bruschetta, mussels and sausage.

  • Fettuccini Mediterranean, which includes shrimp, scallops and crab meat
  • Land & Sea, a filet mignon, shrimp scampi and lobster tail
  • Chicken Black & Blue, grilled chicken with bleu cheese
  • Salmon and Shrimp Scampi, over rice

Pizza Blitz Restaurant

Here are just a few examples from the menu, according to its in-store menu:

Pizza (with 17 toppings), hot and cold subs, salads, strombolis and calzones, pasta, and appetizers including jalapeno poppers, french fries and fries with cheese, buffalo wings and onion rings.

  • Pavarotti's Salad, including spring mix lettuce, olives, roasted red peppers, feta and grilled chicken
  • Meat Lovers Pizza, inlcuding mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, ham, ground beef
  • Lasagna
  • Cheese Steak hot sub

Do you plan on trying out the new restaurant, Illiano's, or have you eaten at any of its current locations?

joan berman August 02, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Ciao's restaurants was Italian also and that never seemed to be an issue.
Bassist1956 August 02, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Pizza Blitz was not open with Ciao and they are doing a nice job. This is an example of a greedy landlord. Hopefully they can co exist but if I were Pizza Blitz I'd ask for a rent reduction

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