Lunch with Chef Judi: Made In Italy

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VENICE - Chef Judi joined us this week from Made in Italy in Venice.

“I can't think of better place. It is beautiful day,” she said while sitting outside along Venice Avenue at Made in Italy.

She says it’s one of her favorite little Italian gems, because of chef and partner Pepe. “I come from east, the highland across Capri from the south in Naples,” says Pepe.

Made in Italy is a perfect blend of neighborhood pizza spot and a specialty dining destination all in one.  Prices range between 7.95 to 24.00, with an average authentic pasta dish about 16.00.

Sundays offer Nona's sauce with braciaola and sausage.

No pizza between 2:30 and 4:30 so they can make more dough.

"Most authentic Italian I have found in Florida," says Judi.

Made in Italy is located at 117 West Venice Avenue.


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