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Sep 11, 2006 07:02 PM

Canale in Atwater

Canale is the new restaurant in the Osteria Nonni space...

What's the deal? Anyone been?

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  1. Did Nonni shrivel up and float away or did they move to a new space?

    1. Nonni sold out to Canele, which is not open yet. It's owned by a former Lucques chef, I believe. I don't think Nonni is planning to reopen anywhere.

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      1. re: Chowpatty

        When I was driving past on Saturday night, Canele was open and had diners. Maybe a friends and family tryout?

        1. re: cjla

          Yes, this past weekend was the family and tryout gig.
          Should be open to the public either tomorrow or maybe even today, but definitely this week, assuming no 12th hour glitches. 323.666.7133 is the number, and Corina is the boss.

          1. re: carter

            Carter, do you know if it's true that Corina worked at Lucques? Any feel for the price point? I hope they have a good menu and kitchen and do great, b/c I'm dying for a reliably good place east of Los Feliz that's not in Old Town Pasadena.

            1. re: DonnyMac

              Corina herself told me she worked at Lucques, among other places. She also indicated that she wanted to retain the former Nonni customers, and even planned on keeping several menu items in deference to Nonni - which ones I don't know, but I am sure a menu is available by now if anyone cared to walk in, find out, and share with the rest of us. I can empathize with your need for reliability in that part of town, as Atwater and south Glendale are fairly bereft of modest dining options. Eventually, the former Rocca is supposed to be taking over the former Cinnabar location at 929 S. Brand in Glendale, yet have not heard peep one on that deal lately.

      2. Looked full last night...

        1. OK, based on the premature report of Chichen Itza over the weekend, I'm not goin' until someone actually sez "I ate there"!


          1. called and they said they officially open to the public this Friday evening

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            1. re: luswei

              As I said, I'll go when someone, anyone, says they've actually eaten there...