Orange County

Spoleto Italian Kitchen set to open new location in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Marketplace at Avalon Park is getting a new restaurant where the guest is the chef.

Spoleto Italian Kitchen has signed on to be the newest vendor in the food hall, Marketplace at Avalon Park.

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Spoleto is known for its build-your-own portion of its menu, specifically pasta, where guests can choose their base, six ingredients, choice of sauce and garnishes.

“At Spoleto, we are committed to the everyday importance of eating well,” said Laura Henderson, master franchisee of Florida at Spoleto. “We are passionate about sharing our table and vision of food as a means of nurturing the body. We feel the same way about Avalon. This neighborhood prides itself on the joys and satisfaction of the residence.”

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According to a news release, “Spoleto will bring organic, non-GMO, farm-to-table cuisine in a fast-casual space at an amazing price in the Marketplace.”

“Spoleto had a huge following before the pandemic hit. We were very sad to see them close because of COVID. We are very excited to be a part of their comeback and even more excited to bring their unique take on fresh Italian food to the Marketplace,” says Derek McCracken, general manager of Marketplace at Avalon Park.

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Spoleto opened its first U.S. location at the University of Central Florida in March 2015 and has since added four additional locations, but due to the pandemic, Spoleto had to shut down all its U.S. locations in 2020.

Spoleto reopened its first U.S. location at the Dollins Food Hall in downtown Orlando in November 2021.

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The new location at Marketplace is set to open in July 2022.

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