When in Rome, eat pizza. When in Tampa, eat Roman-style pizza. Jeff Gigante, well-known Co-Founder of Ciccio Restaurant Group, is opening his own restaurant in Hyde Park Village called Forbici Modern Italian. Forbici (“Scissors” in Italian) is going to be a vibrant, lighter take on Italian cooking with everything from pasta to wines-on-tap. But the real star of the show is their Roman-style pizza (The 5800 square foot space will even have a grab-and-go pizzeria on the side). Wait until you hear them explain just what makes it so rare and so special.
Who better to work the kitchen than Jason Saldutti? Jason was raised in his family’s pizzeria in Orlando. As a young man he branched out to other pizzerias and Italian restaurants, and notably was Executive Chef at Brio Tuscan Grille.
So listen along as Jen discovers her new health-food, we consider the appeal of pre-digested meals, and Torrey briefly makes listeners think that the chef has been stabbed during the “Make Me Cry” onion-chopping contest.
Featured Wine: Selvapiana Chianti Rufina
Featured Restaurant: Forbici Modern Italian