Mike Isabella Will Take Over the Shuttered Gypsy Soul Space

The chef confirms a Kapnos Kouzina for Mosaic District.

Mike Isabella will open Kapnos Kouzina in the Gypsy Soul space. Photograph by Greg Powers.

Well, that didn’t take long.

Only a day after Gypsy Soul, the Southern-leaning restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper, went dark, restaurateur Mike Isabella (Graffiato, Kapnos) confirmed by phone this morning that he will be taking over the space.”

Isabella will install a Kapnos Kouzina in the space. The focus, Isabella said, will be on rustic, regional Greek cooking, with a raw bar and family-style sharing (Bethesda is also soon to get a Kapnos Kouzina). The chef was attracted to the space because, he said, of the design and the stellar open kitchen.