New Artisan Express Pasta Concept

The Little Italy Food Hall
The Little Italy Food Hall

The Little Italy Food Hall, established by Grain & Grit Collective, is excited to announce Semola as its newest addition, replacing Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop in fall 2019. Brought to life by the same team behind award-winning Ambrogio15, which also has a stall in the Hall, Semola will take a more playful approach to Italian cuisine promising high-quality artisan pasta with a quick turnaround and an affordable price tag.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring something new to the Little Italy neighborhood by filling a gap for convenient, reasonably-priced, and high-quality pasta. We created this Food Hall with a goal in mind of giving small restaurateurs the opportunity to grow their businesses, so to see the team behind Ambrogio15 flourish like this isexciting and validates the hard work put in by our team,” said Mike DiNorscia, CEO of Grain & Grit Collective.

Giacomo Pizzigoni, Luca Salvi and Andrea Burrone of Ambrogio15 have perfected the elevated authentic Milanese pizza and are now moving on to conquer the realm of pasta, bringing it to life with a rebellious spirit. Promising to poke fun at Italian stereotypes with their edgy branding and innovative approach to pasta-making, Semola will be the only fast-casual pasta concept in the Little Italy neighborhood. The pasta, made from Durum Wheat Semolina (hence the name), will be paired with sauces made from scratch using locally sourced organic ingredients. Additionally, in an effort to give more people an opportunity to enjoy high-quality pasta, the majority of Semola’s dishes will be priced under $10 and include items like Strozzapreti Pasta with Sausage and Mushrooms, Bigoli (traditional Venetian Pasta) al Ragù, and Zucchini Noodles with Vegan Pesto. The menu will also include a kid’s menu as well as gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Semola will be joining the current Little Italy Food Hall’s lineup of Ambrogio15, serving gourmet Milan-style pizzas; Mein St. Asian Kitchen, specializing in Asian comfort foods; Not Not Tacos by Sam the Cooking Guy offering eclectic tacos filled with unexpected ingredients; Wicked Maine Lobster which conveys its New England heritage through Maine lobster rolls, shrimp baskets, chowder and more; Bobboi Natural Gelato which offers a rotating selection of fresh, organic gelato; and the Little Italy Food Hall Bar which offers local craft beers, wines and craft cocktails that can be paired with the diverse food offerings and enjoyed on the expansive outdoor Piazza della Famiglia. Learn more about Little Italy Food Hall at and @LittleItalyFoodHall.