Evelyn Nussel & Waica Micheletti
Owners, Ivy On The Square
53 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala › (352) 622-5550 › ivyhousefl.com
In 1993, The Ivy House was founded nearby in Williston. This community favorite has since expanded and moved to a beautiful location in downtown Ocala.
“The idea for the Ivy House started with our mother Mimi Hale always loving to cook for large crowds at home. She along with us have worked the business side by side from the very beginning until we expanded,” Waica says. “We all have a passion for hospitality; we love to entertain and design.”
The Ivy on the Square’s new location has already been a great asset to the downtown community. This hot spot has attracted many new patrons, as well as their devoted followers. The new menu consists of traditional favorites, along with newly inspired items. They have added a Farm and Fires section, which offers an array of grass-fed Wagyu beef burgers, their baked Krispy chicken made with free-range organic chicken, hand-cut steaks and more seafood options on the supper menu, plus timeless cocktails, decadent desserts and Nespresso specialty coffees.
“Most of the inspired dishes on the menu come from our family recipes, and you can find most of them in our recipe book Gracefully Southern,” Waica says.
The boutique and gift shop has been a passion of theirs for a long time, as their mother Marjorie Hale has been in the apparel and gift business for over 50 years.
Unsweet tea with peach schnapps
Laying out at the beach soaking
up the vitamin D