Officials with Gr8 Plate Hospitality, the parent company of The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill, announced in March a new seafood-forward Italian concept will soon open at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake. They confirmed in a May 12 news release the eatery will open to the public May 17.

“We are very excited to see this project come to fruition,” Gr8 Plate owner Paul Miller said in a statement. “For us, it’s about bringing together the freshest ingredients we can find to create a menu that is distinctly different than anything we have done in the past. Our hope is to deliver an elevated dining experience that complements the beautiful views found at Boardwalk Towne Lake.”

Located at 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 122, Cypress, Passerella’s waterfront location will have 100 indoor seats and another 60 on the outdoor patio.

Menu offerings will include soups, salads, seafood, beef and chicken dishes. Featured items include charcuterie boards; Arancini; Zuppa di Aragosta; Insalata di Rucola; Branzino alla Calabrese; Agnello in Crosta di Erbe; Pizza al Funghi; Bucatini e Polpette and Frutti di Mare Alfredo.

The restaurant’s bar menu includes more than 50 bottles of wine, Dante’s Inferno-themed cocktails and beer.

Operating hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays-Thursdays from 3-10 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays from 3-11 p.m. and Sundays from 3-9 p.m. 281-213-2354.