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The Scoop: Portabella shutters, Pasta House owners to open new “upscale” Italian restaurant in the space

June 1st 03:06pm, 2011

060111_portabellaPer a Twitter remark from St. Louis Magazine’s George Mahe and a blog post by Ian Froeb of The Riverfront Times, it appears that Portabella, located at 15 N. Central Ave., in Clayton has closed (Read our 2010 review of the restaurant here).

A recent post from the St. Louis Business Journal confirmed the closure as well as the sale of the restaurant by Portabella co-owner Angela Del Pietro to Pasta House owners Kim Tucci and Joe Fresta. According to the Business Journal, Tucci and Fresta will be renaming the restaurant Tucci & Fresta’s Trattoria and Bar. The space will reopen in six weeks, upon completion of a $100,000 remodeling project, serving what Tucci said will be Italian fare that’s more upscale than Pasta House. More as we learn it.

By Ligaya Figueras

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3 Responses to “The Scoop: Portabella shutters, Pasta House owners to open new “upscale” Italian restaurant in the space”

  1. Isabel biesterfeld Says:
    June 1st, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Yay, jennifer’s pharmacy and soda shop is going to have new neighbors………so happy…..I see upscale but please oh please never turn your back on pasta con broccoli. How does a shake from jennifer’s along with some veal picatta sound?

  2. Nancie Canpos Says:
    December 15th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    My favorite thing to eat during the holidays is candied yams. <3

  3. Sauce Magazine Blog » Blog Archive » The Scoop: Pasta House owners to open Joe’s Chili Bowl at The Terrace View Says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    [...] (left), co-owners of The Pasta House Co. and Tucci & Fresta’s Trattoria and Bar, which opened last September in Clayton, are opening a chili parlor. Tucci informed The Scoop that Joe’s Chili [...]

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