Venti Tre (3731 Boston St., 410-563-0302, venti-tre.com), opening March 18 at The Shops at Canton Crossing, is a new fast-casual concept from Fazoli's, the nation's largest chain of quick-service Italian restaurants.
Venti Tre (which means 23 in Italian) features a customizable menu with 23 fresh toppings every day. The toppings -- things like fried capers, focaccia croutons, roasted broccoli and sliced hot soppressata -- can be added into the customer's choice of pasta, salad or piada (a wrap-like sandwich).
The Venti Tre in Canton is the first anywhere. Additional locations will open before the end of the summer in Baltimore (400 E. Pratt St.) and Gaithersburg (128 Ellington Blvd.), according to a company spokeswoman.