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Laurel restaurant owners keeping eye on homeland after earthquakes in Nepal

Laurel restaurant owners keeping eye on homeland after earthquakes in Nepal

When Series Peeyush began to retool the former Pasta Nostra to reopen it with an Indian menu, he began hearing fond memories from former customers of the eatery on Van Dusen Road. They reminisced, he said, about how much they missed the brick-oven pizza and the freshly baked lasagna at Pasta Nostra. Peeyush decided to make the leap and adjust the menu to include Italian standards: spaghetti and meatballs, bruschetta, chicken parmigiana and, of course, pizza and lasagna. He named his new restaurant Bella, the Italian word for beautiful. His goal was to reach out to new and old to win loyalty to his fledgling establishment. Seven months after opening, Peeyush said patrons are comfortable...

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