The Italian food and pizza restaurant at 1100 R St. comes from a group that includes the owners of Shady Lady Saloon, as well as Abe Cunningham, drummer for the local rock band Deftones.
The Shady Lady owners — Alex Origoni, Jason Boggs and Garrett Van Vleck — are familiar with Amaro’s neighborhood. Shady Lady is at the corner of 14th and R streets, just a few blocks away from Amaro.
This is at least the second new downtown restaurant opening in recent days. Sauced BBQ & Spirits opened this week in Downtown Commons, the retail development around Golden 1 Center.