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Laurel Street Turnover, Part I – tratt.

Laurel Street Turnover, Part I – tratt.

The year 2020 started off with two new restaurants at prime locations on Laurel Street. Taurus Steakhouse recently opened at the old Piacere location (stay tuned for the review), and earlier this month Trattoria da Vittorio at 617 Laurel Street reopened as tratt. (yes, the lower case and period seem to be officially in the name). Even though it has a new chef, new menu, and new owners, the similar name has unfortunately caused a bit of confusion, implying a…

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One Less Slice of Pizza

One Less Slice of Pizza

Nino’s Pizzeria, unfortunately always an also-ran in the San Carlos pizza scene, has closed its doors. Butcher paper now covers the windows, their phone is disconnected, and a change of ownership sign is in the window. For many years Nino’s struggled to find it’s niche among the plethora of pizza choices in town, and it appears that the twin behemoths of Blue Line and Pazzo have crowded out other pizza locales (Applewood and Speederia both closing within the last two…

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Pazzo

Pazzo

Pazzo may mean crazy in Italian, but other than its odd cubist logo, there’s not much too crazy about Pazzo, except that the food is crazy good! It has become a South Laurel favorite over the last few years, perhaps only helped by its appearance on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-In and DivesĀ (like many of the restaurants on that show, Pazzo is none of those three – but it was good publicity nonetheless). It’s a mid-sized place, with about a dozen…

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Deep Dish Battle

Deep Dish Battle

San Carlos has six — yes, six — pizza places (not counting the three Italian restaurants where you can also order Neapolitan-style pizza or the many places where there is some sort of “flatbread” on the menu). Among this group, San Carlos is blessed to have two deep-dish pizzerias in Blue Line and Patxi’s, approximately 500 feet away from each other on Laurel Street. They both also serve thin-crust pizza, and we have many friends who go to each specifically…

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Ones We Miss

Ones We Miss

Although the City of Good Eating doesn’t have a lot of nostalgia for restaurants gone by — we’ve generally been excited by all of the new entries on the San Carlos culinary scene. However, there are a few former places that stood out and make us remember fondly. Vic’s – on San Carlos Avenue, closed in 2009 after 33 years in business. The original owners sold the business a year earlier, and the new owner ran into financial difficulty. Vic’s…

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