Proprietor Alpana Singh has announced plans to open a new Mediterranean restaurant, Terra & Vine, in downtown Evanston at 1701 Maple Ave., in the space formerly occupied by Bravo! Cucina Italiana.

The restaurant, which is expected to debut later in 2016, will feature “refined, rustic Mediterranean fare with Italian emphasis,” and will include a 115-seat dining room, a 70-seat outdoor patio for the summer months, and will house an adjacent 40-seat bar, Bar Terra.

“We’re thrilled to bring Terra & Vine and Bar Terra to the thriving North Shore community,” said Ms. Singh in a press release. “I first came to know and love Evanston while living in Rogers Park. Instead of heading into the city, I would often go north to Evanston. I was immediately enamored with its charm and strong sense of community.”

The 10-year host of the Emmy Award-winning PBS television show “Check, Please!” also added, “From my years of hosting the show, I learned that people want good food wherever they are and really appreciate the ease of being able to enjoy a pleasurable meal in their own neighborhood.”

“I’m pleased to welcome Terra & Vine and Bar Terra to the City of Evanston and the Second Ward,” said Second Ward Alderman Peter Braithwaite. “This establishment is a fantastic addition to the City’s booming dining and entertainment scene, and will provide great employment opportunities for Evanston residents.”