By Andrew Metcalf, from Bethesda Magazine

Mike Isabella’s latest Greek restaurant will open for lunch in early March and then dinner a few days later

Celebrity chef Mike Isabella’s hotly anticipated new Bethesda Row restaurant is nearly ready to open.

Kapnos Kouzina will open for lunch service March 7 and then start dinner service March 11.

“It took a while, but we’re finally there,” Isabella said Monday in an interview with Bethesda Beat.

Isabella had originally planned to open the Greek concept in the fall of 2015, but construction issues and other delays pushed back the opening by several months. Workers are expected to continue putting the finishing touches over the next two weeks on the 160-seat restaurant that will fill the former Vapiano space at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Hampden Lane.