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Fast casual, from-scratch pastas debut at Legacy Hall’s new “The Italian Job” food stall


You might never think to look for inexpensive, well-made fresh pasta dishes at Legacy Hall, the ginormous three-story food hall in Plano, but that’s precisely what you’ll find there beginning Friday, November 1.

The Italian Job makes its own semolina pasta right in front of you. An extruder fitted with brass dies pushes out shaped pastas like casarecce and long ribbons of fresh spaghetti and tagliatelle while a team of cooks plunges the noodles in water to cook then tosses them into sautés pans where they’re sauced with from-scratch sauces. The best part? Nearly all the dishes are $8 or less.

In addition to the pastas, The Italian Job also serves good meatballs and a mighty fine eggplant Parmesan. Watching your carbs? You can opt for zucchini noodles instead.

The concept is from Dallas newcomer Clifford Barratt, a South African native who created several restaurants and an Eataly-style Italian food market there called Old Town Italy.

It’s fresh pastas at grab-and-go prices. I think you’ll like it.

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