Oh, the tongues of gossip are a-waggin' on this one folks: Spasso, the pizza and mozzarella bar in the Town & Country plaza on East Camelback Road in Central Phoenix recently closed, and rumor has it that a certain well-known Valley pizza master (who's also opening a restaurant in London with Jamie Oliver and has his own line of canned organic tomatoes) will be opening up a trattoria in its stead -- with a certain ex-Prado chef he hired last year at the helm.
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A leasing agent at Town & Country said (laughing, I might add) that she was not at liberty to say who was leasing the new space, but that it will be an Italian eatery with a targeted opening date prior to December 1st.
For those that might remember, the Town & Country Shopping Center was the prior home of the Valley pizza legend's famous restaurant before it ultimately landed at 623 East Adams Street in Heritage Square.