Frasca Food & Wine's Pizzeria Locale will open on Tuesday

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Pizzeria Locale
The Frasca Food & Wine expansion into two new concepts has been a trying experience for everyone involved, largely because of a specially built Italian oven that was slated to anchor the project. The first oven, shipped in pieces, was held up in Customs before it was eventually destroyed. The second oven, built in Italy and shipped whole, forced the crew to rework construction plans, then created another delay when snowstorms on the East Coast at the end of the year prevented the ship from docking on time.

Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson are finally ready to put the construction woes behind them, though: Pizzeria Locale will open for dinner next Tuesday at 1730 Pearl Street in Boulder.

The Ferrara family just put the finishing touches on the oven in-house, and the construction crew is polishing up the rest of the restaurant while the staff gets trained for the first night.

When the doors open, the pizzeria will serve a menu inspired by Napoli in Campagna, where chef Jordan Wallace trained with pizzaiolos last year. Pies will be supplemented by the stellar wine selections for which Frasca is known.

And now that there's a firm opening date for the pizzeria, the team can start planning for the opening of Caffé, the tiny, casual spot that will sling espresso and panini in addition to a variety of grab-and-go options. That restaurant is slated to open soon after Valentine's Day.

Once the doors open on Tuesday, Pizzeria Locale will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 until 10:30 p.m.

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Location Info

Pizzeria Locale

1730 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Wow, nothing like waiting for 20 minutes and having 3 different people running the front that have no idea what the other is doing with zero customer service. Telling us the bar was first come first serve, then telling us to move when we found a spot on our own, telling us we now had a spot at the bar then having another person tell us that we could not sit there... again, seating a table of 4 that walked in 20 minutes behind us who "just so happened to be lucky that they had a 4 top" available. Nice, nothing like making customers upset by seating people that walk in behind them. This restaurant needs some serious organization, communication improvements , and needs to up it's overall quality to justify charging almost $20 for an individual pizza. The atmosphere is lacking warmth and I felt like I was at the doctors office. Being able watch the pizza makers would be nice if you didn't have to hear the arrogant comments about how wonderful they were. Come on! I'm pretty sure a few months has not made the young boys all experts just yet. Maybe with time the restaurant will improve, but hubris can be quite dangerous.

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