Internationally renowned chef and restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi plans to bring his Fiolina Pasta House concept to Boca Raton after PEBB Enterprises finalized a lease at the company’s Restaurant Row development. The restaurant is expected to open during the second quarter of 2023 and is inspired by Chef Trabocchi’s celebrated Washington, D.C.-based Sfoglina Pasta Houses. Trabocchi’s restaurant group plans to open Fiolina Pasta House in a 7,000-square-foot space in the development, which is located adjacent to Town Center at Boca Raton.
Fiolina Pasta House is set to occupy the most prominent space at Restaurant Row, a 22,500-square-foot ground-up, restaurant-only development. Trabocchi and partner David Murphy, the COO of Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants, plan to create a multi-faceted dining experience featuring a dedicated market focused on handmade pasta, an open kitchen, a thoughtfully crafted bar, a walk-through pasta room, and a warm and welcoming main dining space, known as the “living room.” Private events spaces and ample outdoor seating are also part of the plans.
Tom and Chas Prakas of Prakas & Co. represented PEBB, a private real estate investment company based in Boca Raton, in the Fiolina lease. PEBB also has pre-leased spaces at Restaurant Row to popular restaurants, such as Pubbelly Sushi and El Camino.
“With Fiolina, we now have another exciting and distinct dining concept coming to Restaurant Row to offer something unique to the substantial population in the area around Town Center,” Ian Weine says, PEBB Enterprises president and CEO. “Fabio Trabocchi is one of the world’s premier restaurateurs known for authentic Italian food, professional service, and unique design. We are honored to facilitate his group’s debut in Boca Raton.”
Originally from the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast, Trabocchi opened his flagship restaurant, Fiola, Washington, D.C. 11 years ago. As a Michelin-starred chef and James Beard Award recipient, he is considered among the world’s premier restaurateurs. His group’s restaurants include the Michelin-starred flagship Fiola, with locations in Washington, D.C., Miami and Venice, Italy; the Spanish seafood and tapas concept Del Mar; Italian coastal cuisine destination Fiola Mare and three locations of the neighborhood pasta house Sfoglina.