Uptown Phoenix’s Pane Bianco Opens for Dinner Service

[Source: The New Times Chow Bella]

Pane Bianco, the Italian sandwich take-out shop owned by James Beard Award-winning pizzaiolo Chris Bianco, now serves a full dinner menu from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

“We wanted to expand the experience at Pane, with iconic dishes from my childhood,” Bianco says.

The restaurant quietly started dishing up dinner last week, offering such rustic fare as Schreiner’s sausage with Anson Mills polenta, ricotta and spinach-filled crespelle (crepes) with tomato sauce, pasta e fagioli with controne beans, vegetables roasted in the wood-fired oven, fresh focaccia, soups, and salads. Snacks include Creminelli sopressata, pecorino, and mixed olives.

“It’s going to change all the time,” says Bianco. “We’re going to use it like an experimental kitchen.”

How does Bianco do it, along with running his successful pizzeria? He’s got extra help now, in the form of chef Claudio Urciuoli, who left Prado last November to join the Bianco team.

Service is still counter-only at Pane Bianco, and seating is on the front patio.

Evening Menu

Formaggio and Soppressata (Serves 2)
13′

  • Pecorino ol Fosso- 90 day cave aged sheep milk cheese
  • Creminelli Soppressata -(Utah)
  • Tomato Jam with cinnamon
  • Castlevetrano, Nicoise and Picholine Olives marinated in citrus, wild fennel and spicy chile
  • California Almonds from Miller Farms

Market Salad P/A

Controne Bean and Escarole Soup 6′

Crespelle filled with Gioia Ricotta, Spinach,
In ‘Lucera’ Tomato Sauce
12′

Pasta e Fagioli di Controne with Pennette ‘Senatore Cappelli’
8′

Schreiners Sausage
Anson Mills Polenta, Garbanzo Beans
10′

ALL BEVERAGES 2′

Details

Tues.-Sat. 4-8
4404 N. Central Ave. Phoenix AZ 85012
(602) 234-2100

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About Yuri Artibise

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Posted on February 19, 2011, in Dining, Locally-Owned Businesses, Uptown Vitality and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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