ITALIAN INSPIRATION: A Visit to The Gateway’s New Italian Graffiti

Jan 09, 2023 488

BY: Ted Scheffler

You know the saying “A rolling stone gathers no moss,” right? Well, that can certainly be said of Marc Marrone, partner with Reed Allen Slobusky of Nice Hospitality, who opened HallPass at The Gateway in 2019 and is the founder of SkinnyFATS. Having partnered with Slobusky and Nice Hospitality, Marrone opened Italian Graffiti restaurant at The Gateway a couple weeks ago, in the space that was formerly home to California Pizza Kitchen.

He comes with a mind-blowing trove of experience for such a young (maybe 40?) chef, including a 13-year stint in NYC with the TAO Group, and at glam spots like Beauty & Essex, LAVO, Marquee Day Club, The Highlight Room, and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar in Vegas and L.A., not to mention LAVO on top of the Singapore Marina Bay Sands. Newer original concepts from Marrone include Graffiti Bao, Snowmobile Pizza, and now, as mentioned, Italian Graffiti. 

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