Nine months after announcing plans to move from St. Philip's Plaza to the old Mr. K's Barbecue on River and Stone, Scordato's Pizzeria has finally opened.

The restaurant, one of two Italian eateries helmed by longtime Tucson restaurateur Daniel Scordato, opened on March 17 at 4911 N. Stone Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Scordato announced last July that he planned to leave St. Philip's where he had operated Italian restaurants since 2001. He moved his modest Italian restaurant Vivace to the foothills in 2014 and gave notice last summer that he was moving the pizzeria after his lease expired at year's end.

Mr. K's closed in 2013 and the building, which once housed a Chili's restaurant, had been vacant since.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@tucson.com or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

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