Over the past week, four different people have reached out to let us know that they’ve heard Italian food restaurant Two Meatballs In The Kitchen was going to open a location in Gateway.

Two Meatballs is currently located at 8880 Salrose Lane in Fort Myers, while the new restaurant will be opening at 12481 Gateway Boulevard.

This is not a case of Two Meatballs in Fort Myers relocating to Gateway, but rather they’re opening a brand new restaurant.

A sign outside of the Gateway Boulevard building says that space will be available for lease in in the summer of 2016, and that you could “join” Two Meatballs by having office space in the same location as them.

The sign also suggests you should contact Sal Basile, so we did.

Basile confirmed that they have begun the process of placing a Two Meatballs In The Kitchen restaurant at that address. It won’t be as large as their location in Fort Myers, but Basile hopes it will be just as popular – especially with local families and the large number of people who work in Gateway.

According to Basile, they’re just in the planning stages and the restaurant should be open in “exactly one year”.

Basile told the Sun he leased about 6,000 square feet and will use half of that for the restaurant while leasing out the other half. The Two Meatballs owner also said they’d like to have a patio at the new Gateway location.

In speaking with Basile, they’re just getting started and he knows they have a long way to go, but Basile sounded genuinely excited about his future restaurant.

Two Meatballs will join the Boulevard Deli & Tavern, Casa Lupita, Rock’n Sushi and Subway as restaurant options in our community.

For more information about their Fort Myers location please visit 2meatballs.com.

Editor of the Gateway Sun and owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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