Saturday, December 10, 2011

Olio Fresca Pasta to leave Pittsburgh Public Market

The Olio Fresca Stand at the Pittsburgh Public Market
Olio Fresca at the Pittsburgh Public Market

About a month ago I wrote about my love for Olio Fresca Pasta at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District.  Last week, I was bummed to receive an email from the owners, the Pitonis, stating that they will be leaving the Market as of 2012.  You see, they live 100 miles away, and it is becoming difficult for them to continue doing business in Pittsburgh.  As such, they are looking for someone with a passion for pasta to take over the business, with minimal cost to cover just the equipment.  I promised them I would help spread the word.

In the meantime, the Pitonis are selling the remaining pasta in the Market until they run out, and future orders of their pasta would have to go through their website.  (Olio Fresca olive oils will continue to be sold at the Market.)

Personally, I think that if Olio Fresca pasta were to leave the Market, it would be a huge loss to the Strip District community.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please let me know, and I'd be happy to put you in touch with the owners.  Please help spread the word.

UPDATE 12/12/11: Olio Fresca has made an announcement regarding its plans on their Facebook page.

Also check out:
Olio Fresca Olive Oil & Pasta Company website
Olio Fresca's Facebook page