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The Italian Job Brings Quick-Serve Pasta Bowls to Plano’s Food Hall

The Italian newcomer arrives Friday, November 1, in Legacy Hall

Core menu offerings at The Italian Job
Pastas at The Italian Job.
The Italian Job/official photo

Grab-and-go pasta parlor The Italian Job brings a high-speed taste of Rome to Plano’s growing food hall starting Friday, November 1.

Legacy Hall (7800 Windrose Avenue) is already packed with 20 vendors slinging cuisines from around the world, including breweries, bars, and an outdoor entertainment venue across three levels and 55,000 square feet.

While The Italian Job’s offerings are delivered in fast fashion as the classic Venetian heist film it’s named after suggests, behind the scenes there’s lots of love that goes into the pastas made on-site daily.

Located on the first floor next to Beijing Brothers, Italian Job diners can choose from an array of carb bases like spaghetti, casarecce, and tagliatelle, or zucchini noodles for healthier eaters. Its lineup of nine entrees, all under $10, include a Renzo’s Pasta (casarecce, Mamma’s red sauce, bacon, bell peppers, chili, and cream); cacio e pepe; eggplant parmesan; beef bolognese; and a hearty bowl of meatballs served with focaccia bread.

Executive chef Clifford Barratt’s Italian background includes opening a restaurant, retail, and market called Old Town Italy in his native South Africa.

Last month the food hall got an elevated raw fish option with the arrival of Hōru Sushi from respected chef Chin Liang, which relies on just three types of fish available daily.