From Italian roots to Greenville, the Ferros are expanding their local reach with an authentic Italian market coming to West Greenville.
Ristorante Bergamo owners Gian Pietro and Kathy Ferro are bringing Bergamo West the Market to the “Village.”
The owners of the market located at 1278 Pendleton St. said they hope to have it be open before Christmas, but a date is to be determined as they wait for products to come in.
The Ferros acquired Ristorante Bergamo — a restaurant that has been in Greenville for more than 35 years — from the original owners in October 2020. The Ferros have both been in Greenville for three years, from the opening of Ristorante Bergamo, and Gian Pietro Ferro is from the Italian city and province Bergamo, said Kathy Ferro.
Bergamo West will be an Italian food market with all imported Italian products such as oils, cheeses, meats and a small selection of curated wines, and they will have a small deli with sandwiches, soups, salads, an espresso machine and ice cream, she added.
“It’s always been my husband’s dream to get the restaurant up and running, and we wanted to extend that to a market concept since we have been warmly received by the Greenville community,” said Ferro. “We don’t believe there is anything like this, even in downtown Greenville, as it’s a bit of a niche for people who really like authentic Italian products. We have found lots of people who enjoy these types of products here, so this will hopefully be a nice addition to the community.”
There are no further plans at this time to add onto the Ferros’ portfolio, they said.
The architect on record is Narramore Architecture, and the general contractor is Henry James.s