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No More ‘Marcaroni’ in New Tito’s

The Italian restaurant in Coeur d’Alene has officially chopped the pasta from its name, reinventing itself as the more mature Tito's Italian Grill and Wine Shop. Gone are the white, butcher-paper table coverings, crayons and the selfserve bottle of wine reminiscent of Tomato Street. In their place are real tablecloths, candles and a wine shop with 125 labels at any given time. Wine prices are grocery-store level. The majority of bottles are under $20, and there’s a handful under $10. But there’s a catch. Our 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon was $6 per glass, and only $9 per bottle, but every bottle on the menu comes from the on-premises wine shop, and so a $6 corkage fee applies. Still, figuring you get four glasses per bottle (we could have taken the rest with us), buying by the bottle still made more sense/Carrie Scozzaro, Inlander. More here.

Question: Anyone try out new Tito's yet? Reaction?

Hagadone Announces Downtown Club

Item: Night club planned downtown: Hagadone Hospitality to open new entertainment venue near Tito's/Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Hagadone Hospitality has announced a new entertainment venue in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Located on Sherman Avenue next to Tito Macaroni's Restaurant, the new venue will be open seven nights a week, and will also tailor special events to corporate or individual requests.

Question: Does downtown Coeur d'Alene need a new watering hole?

Tito Macaroni’s Closing Jan. 1

In the comments section, Lynne writes: “Does anyone happen to have a spy in the kitchen at Tito Macaroni’s? I must have the recipe for their romano crusted chicken salad and the dressing before Tito’s is gone forever (sob).” And Angela, on the Tito Macaroni’s Facebook site agrees, stating: “Share the Romano Crusted Chicken salad recipe. I could live on that salad. I don’t even think it’s on the menu anymore, but they still made it for me.” Meanwhile, Tito’s Facebook page offers this announcement re: pulling the plug: “Come by Tito’s in the month of December and get your fix on great pasta, pizza, and wine! We’d love to see everyone and say goodbye before we close January 1st.” I must confess that I’ve never eaten at Tito’s. How about you? (BTW, OrangeTV reports in comments section that Shore Lounge is moving into Tito’s space.)

Question: Are you going to miss Tito Macaroni’s when it closes in downtown Coeur d’Alene? And/or: Anyone know why HagaCorp is pulling plug on Tito’s?

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