Chris Bianco to Open Pasta-Focused Italian Trattoria at Town & Country in Phoenix Next Year

Nov 05, 2015 800

by Lauren Saria

He's already changed the way America thinks about pizza, and now, nearly three decades after he opened his first restaurant, chef Chris Bianco will focus on something new. "My dream was always to do a little trattoria, to put as much emphasis on pasta as we did on pizza in the past," Bianco says.

That's why in early 2016 the James Beard Award-winning chef will open a small, pasta-focused restaurant next door to Pizzeria Bianco at the Town & Country Shopping Center in Central Phoenix. The restaurant, which takes over a space most recently occupied by a Greek restaurant, will offer just 35 seats. The atmosphere, the chef says, will be "grownup."

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