Lunch with Chef Judi: Made In Italy

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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 3:39 pm | Updated: 10:55 pm, Sun May 18, 2014.

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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  • jejahmonts posted at 10:20 am on Tue, Mar 19, 2013.

    jejahmonts Posts: 6

    Chef Judi you are so good! We loved your new lunch segment!

  • tony37 posted at 11:45 am on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    tony37 Posts: 9

    We called but couldn’t get reservations so waited an hour and you were right, the pizza and pasta was so good!

  • coolits posted at 11:40 am on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    coolits Posts: 2

    Hey did you eat that whole pizza?

  • Chef Judi posted at 4:17 pm on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    Chef Judi Posts: 5

    [smile] and I am back there Sunday night for dinner yum!!

  • miamor posted at 5:30 am on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    miamor Posts: 4

    Can you come to St. Pete sometime- we have some pretty cool beach bars

  • dixiebabe posted at 5:26 am on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    dixiebabe Posts: 6

    Love this new segment!