The long-awaited debut of kosher dairy restaurant Formaggio Mio arrived with a soft opening the week before Passover, and the restaurant resumed operations with its chametz-heavy menu Sunday, April 8.

Thursday, March 29, the night before Passover began, the casual Toco Hills eatery stayed open until midnight to fulfill final cravings for pizza.

The restaurant is in the former Broadway Cafe space at 2157 Briarcliff Road, in a strip shopping center at the intersection of Briarcliff and LaVista.

Scott Italiaander and chef/co-owner Julie Meni secured the location in June and originally hoped to open as early as the end of July, then aimed for the end of 2017. Some equipment, such as the espresso machine, still was coming in this month.

The bistro is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. It’s serving brick-oven pizza and other dairy food under Atlanta Kosher Commission supervision.

“We don’t see ourselves as simply a kosher restaurant, but an Italian bistro that serves kosher food, simply because we want to compete and be the best in town,” Italiaander told the AJT in the fall.

You can find a menu and more details at formaggiomio.com.