Here's a preview of the menu for Pacci's Trattoria, scheduled to open August 25th in the old Forest Glen General Store.
From the restaurant's press release:
The menu features an array of classic Italian dishes selected by Rosario Granieri, who is both a partner and the Executive Chef at the new restaurant. Many of the dishes featured on the menu are recipes passed down to Granieri from his mother and grandmother in Naples. Along with his family recipes, Granieri will also feature a host of dishes he has perfected over the years while working as a chef in Naples, Sardinia, Rome, and London. “I can’t wait to give the community a more in depth taste of Napoli’s rich culinary history beyond our famous pizzas.” Granieri will work alongside Head Chef Antonio Ciotola in executing the menu, which includes ten appetizers, eight pasta dishes, and eight entreés.Note that the restaurant will be reservation-only during its first week.
In keeping with the homemade standard set by Pacci’s Neapolitan Pizzeria, Gioldasis imported two Italian pasta machines to churn out fresh pastas such as sciallatielli, tortteloni, and ravioli. The made to order pasta dishes will be topped with homemade sauces, organic vegetables, and high quality meats, including homemade meatballs and homemade sausage.
One thing's for certain - the service at Pacci's will be better than that of its predecessor. Presumably the new staff won't hate you for eating there.