Scopa’s Ari Rosen to open Campo Fina

Scopa chef to open new wood-fired eatery

Healdsburg’s favorite Italian cucina is about to get a sibling. Chef Ari Rosen of Scopa has been keeping his new project, Campo Fina, under wraps for months, but with a mid-June opening planned, he’s finally revealing the details.

Located just steps from his Plaza Street restaurant, Campo Fina is taking over the former Divine Affair space at 330 Healdsburg Avenue. The menu: Small plates in the $10 range focused around the restaurant’s wood-burning oven. Pizzas, yes.  All day service, no reservations required, and a bocce ball court and patio, yes. Pastas and large entrees, no.

Jamil Peden, recently of Petite Syrah in Santa Rosa, will be co-executive chef with Rosen. “The menu will be woven between our two different styles,” Rosen said by phone on Tuesday. Peden brings a focus on seafood and vegetable dishes. Rosen, a passion for rustic Italian, family-style eats. Rosen plans to split his time between the two restaurants he co-owns with his wife.

Like Scopa, the space is a long, narrow rectangle, making for cozy, unpretentious dining. The beverage program goes beyond just beer and wine, with playful summer wine cocktails in development by Erika Frey, who took over Cyrus’ bar from mixologist Scott Beattie.

Campo Fina, coming this summer, 330 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.