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Carrboro Staple Panzanella to Close

For those that like(d) Panzanella, the store will be closing due to declining sales. Wonder what that space will be used for in the future.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/10/2...

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  1. Bummer. I have eaten there many times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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    1. re: boaviagem

      No! That's our go to pizza place. Bummer. I heard they were broken into a few times this year.

    2. Loved their fresh made pastas.

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      1. re: bbqme

        It used to be my local, then they upped their prices to an absurd amount, something like $16 for a bowl of pasta (and nothing exciting) and their firsts as well. Their white house wine was horrible. So I stopped going and everyone else did too. They should have kept lower prices and concentrated on volume. A pity but I'm not surprised....

      2. Oh no! This is heartbreaking for our family! They always seem to be busy when we're there.

        1. We went to Panzanella last night for dinner. It was delicious and the place was packed. They said they expect it to be very busy for the next two months (I know we'll be trying to go as often as possible). Pretty sad, but everyone is being taken care of - much more than most restaurants would do in this situation. There are other places for great pizza in Durham, but nothing like this in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Maybe one of those Durham places will see that there is suddenly a void over here.

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          1. re: LulusMom

            I was told once there is a (rotisserie) chicken place in the same complex - over by the outdoor shop. Ever been?

            1. re: Westy

              Yes, Venable Bistro isn't bad. The first time I tried it I wasn't impressed, but they've upped their game since then. I'm not a big fan of the roast chicken, but the fried chicken (actually a paillard) is really tasty. They change the menu fairly regularly (I would guess seasonally). Here is the latest online version of it: http://venablebistro.com/eat/main-menu/ What I'm going to miss most is Panzanella's wood-burning oven pizza. No one else does crust like they do. At least no one on this side of the Triangle.

            2. re: LulusMom

              went to Panzanella tonight and as Lulusmom said it was jammed (until 7)as they've rolled their prices back and serving great food. The beef shank was $18, my excellent salmon piccata $19, pastas $16, they're closing Dec 21 and I recommend going, the food is delicious and reasonably priced.

            3. Never been there, I've met a couple of the waiters, it says a lot about the place when they don't even recommend visiting

              good riddance