Bacco Italian Restaurant, an East Cooper eatery located off of Coleman Boulevard (at 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd.), suffered a minor kitchen fire on Thursday morning (April 26). There were no injuries and only minor structural damage. According to owner and head chef Michael Scognamiglio, things are quickly getting back to normal. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a call from the eatery around 11 a.m. and put out a fire under a range hood within minutes.

“We had a small contained kitchen fire within our wood-burning oven ,” Scognamiglio said on Friday. “It resulted in some smoke and minor dry wall damage. We quickly started putting the place back to normal yesterday, and we should be back up and running for tonight’s dinner service.”

The incident interrupted Bacco’s Festa di Mare, a week-long celebration of seafood that began on April 24 and leads up to Mt. Pleasant’s annual Blessing of the Fleet event on Sun. April 29.

“It’s a shame because it seemed like everyone was really enjoying what dishes we were putting out,” Scognamiglio added. “Most likely, we’ll continue our seafood menu into early next week to make up for the lost day and a half.”

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