Freshly Made Pasta & Old World Charm

Pia’s Trattoria in Gulfport, Florida is located just one half a block from the tiny beach cottage where Jim & I so happily reside.

Often times when we are sitting on our patio in the evening enjoying a glass of wine the aroma of garlic coming Pia’s kitchen travels our way and becomes an alluring temptation.

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On more than one occasion we have allowed our noses to lead us like “food zombies” in the night to the front entrance of the red brick Tuscan style building that Pia’s has called home since 2005.

Once inside we usually opt to start at the bar with a Moretti draft beer or a half carafe of wine and slowly take in the ambiance of open shuttered windows complete with fresh Geranium flower boxes framed by laced curtains that blow gently in the breeze.

There are many seating options available to you at Pia’s including long picnic style tables located in the bar itself and a covered outdoor terrace where Italian opera fills the night air and there is no shortage of red and white checked tablecloths.

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We usually ask to be seated in the back dining room as its old world charm complete with numerous wine racks, antique silver candle holders, and lace doilies on the deep dark wood tables creates a cozy and private dining experience that almost takes you to another place and time.

We have each tried a number of things of the menu but my favorite dish to date is the Pasta Primavera with fresh seasonal vegetables in a creamy Parmigiano Cheese sauce.

Jim often orders Arrabiata which is described as being a spicy sun-dried tomato sauce.

Last time in we ordered the Pesto Verde with Pia’s secret Neopolitan sauce. It was by far the most #remarkable pesto sauce we have ever had.

With any of the pasta dishes you can choose from the freshly made selection of spaghetti, cappellini, penne, farfalle or rotini all of which are prepared “al dente”.

Needless to say dinner in an Italian restaurant would not be complete without enjoying an espresso or cappucino with one of Pia’s made from scratch desserts.

Come to the eclectic water front town of Gulfport soon and enjoy the flavor of Pia’s Trattoria for a #remarkable evening.

As much as we talk of #PattiAbate and her passion for food you can double that passion when it comes to delicious home appeal Italian food. With many Italians in the family line she has learned about these delicate foods & their preparations and appreciates it when she tastes foods she can relate to her grandmother and mother.

Along with her husband #JamesPoling she has co-created this blog along with a Hospitality Training Site #Giveremarkableservice.  You can visit the site a number of ways including this link:

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Patti & Jim

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