There are streaks of dark soot on the yellow walls of La Fontana Restaurant & Pizza, and a smoke odor still hangs in the air.

Still, Todd Biringer with the Wilmington-based fire and water damage restoration company All American Firefighters believes the closed down Berne Square restaurant will be “the most beautiful office in town” by Nov. 1.

The limited liability corporation was contracted by La Fontana’s owner, Barnett Properties,to restore the building that was damaged in the firethat took place early on April 13. From