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Italian Eatery Touts 'Ancient Grain' Pasta and Organic Sauce in Cobble Hill

By Nikhita Venugopal | October 14, 2013 9:04am
 Pazzi Pasta is a new Italian restaurant in Carroll Gardens located at 227 Smith St.
Pazzi Pasta
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COBBLE HILL — A new Italian eatery is bringing pasta and organic sauces to the neighborhood and focusing on the nutritive value of their ingredients.

Pazzi Pasta, (pronounced PAHT-see) a family-run restaurant at 227 Smith St. that recently opened its doors is serving 12 varieties of homemade pasta along with vegan stews, salads, seasonal specials and organic Italian soda.

“The philosophy at Pazzi Pasta is that taste is fundamental to good nutrition,” wrote Giovanni Campanile who will be running the restaurant with his children Daniel and Francesca.

The older Campanile, a cardiologist and practitioner of Integrative and Nutritional Medicine, touts the benefits of eating of organic “ancient grains,” toppings and sauces on the restaurant’s blog.

Diners can choose their own pasta, sauce, made with locally sourced produce, and toppings, which include meatballs, sautéed mushrooms and vegballs with sprouted grains and cashews.

“Our hope is that you enjoy the food while as a ‘side benefit’ improve your well being,” he wrote.

The southern Italian family is “crazy” about pasta, said manager Daniel Campanile, referring to the meaning of “pazzi.”

“We really want to go back to basics,” he said.