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Wood-Fired Pizza and Pasta Fuel Carlsbad’s New Italian Kitchen

Giaola Italian Kitchen is coming this fall

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A new Italian restaurant that’s coming to The Square at Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad where it joins of growing roster of eateries including Casero Taqueria, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, and Mendocino Farms, will feature wood-fired pizza and freshly-made pasta. Named Giaola’s Italian Kitchen, it’s by the Grand Restaurant Group (GRG), which also operates Bellamy’s in Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe’s Nick & G’s, and The Ranch at Bandy Canyon in San Pasqual.

Sandra DiCicco, who runs GRG with her daughter Gianina, has deep roots in Italian restaurants; in 1956, her family opened the first DiCicco’s in Clovis, California, which now has locations around the Central Valley. The time-honored traditional recipes brought from Italiy by the family will be the foundation of the menu at Giaola’s Italian Kitchen. Scheduled to open this November, the 3,000-square-foot restaurant includes a 930-square-foot patio.

Location Matters’ Alexis Dachs, who represented GRG in the lease said, “I have no doubt that Giaola Italian Kitchen is quickly going to become a hot spot for people all around San Diego County. With the DiCicco family’s 60 years of restaurant experience and uber-authentic Italian recipes passed down and brought over from Italy, they are going to absolutely kill it here.”