By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 03, 2020 at 11:31 AM

The 60-degree weather we’re getting this week may not last; but that doesn’t mean that patio season is over. In fact, C-Viche, 2165 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., has plans to keep diners warm –  not only with delicious Latin-American and Peruvian dishes – but also with well appointed heated patio areas.

Currently, C-Viche accommodates right around 30 diners in two heated outdoor patio spaces: the Casita, a 20x24 foot covered area that’s partially open to offer good air circulation. The space is heated with three heat lamps, three electric heaters and a fire-pit.

A second tented 20x30 foot space is equipped with 8 heat lamps and a fire pit. Both areas are currently available by reservation only, with warming carts used to run food and keep it warm during service.

New four-seasons patio on the way

“We are open for business and very happy to have created extra space to safely accommodate our patrons,”  says co-owner Karlos Sariano, noting that a third patio space is currently in the works, which will provide an all-season patio behind the restaurant.

The permanent structure will be used year round, and will include a fire pit, furnace and two air purifiers to ensure safer air for guests.

C-viche is open Tuesday  through Thursday from  2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Carry-out is also available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.