Future home of TrediciThe street-floor space at 13th and Sansom gets a more traditional treatment as part of its conversion to Tredici.

It's late 2015 rather than early 2015, but who's counting? The good news is that Tredici, the latest addition to the Zavino Hospitality Group's stable of restaurants, is now well along in construction, which means an actual opening date should be in sight very soon.

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A recent stroll past the intersection of 13th and Sansom streets found construction workers sawing and pounding away on the new Italian enoteca's home-kitchen interior and adding framing to the brick exterior.

Construction on exterior of TrediciWork proceeds on the exterior...

Located across Sansom Street from the original Zavino, Tredici—Italian for "thirteen"—occupies the space that had housed Doggie Style, an upscale pet store. This newest addition to the dense Midtown Village restaurant row will feature a small-plate menu with a broad Mediterranean flavor, drawing inspiration from Spain, Greece, Italy and France. Michael Klein reported in his "Insider" column last August that the owners envision the 50-seat restaurant with a full 12-seat bar as a "more feminine" version of its popular wine-and-pizza establishment.

As these photos should make clear, it will definitely be lighter and brighter, and the open kitchen will add a touch of home to the restaurant.

Tredici interior under construction...and the interior, with its open kitchen and intimate bar.

Tredici is Zavino's third restaurant. A second Zavino opened at Chestnut Square on the Drexel University campus in University City this past spring.

Tredici: Zavino gets a sibling in Center City ("The Insider" blog|Philly.com)