Italio will open this summer at 2211 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.
Some have called it the Chipotle of Italian food, since guests create their own meals ($6.78 - $8.98), choosing either a pasta bowl, salad bowl or an Italian wrap called a Piadina. There are choice of seven proteins including chicken, meatball or sausage and a variety of sauces and dressings. The final step is choosing from nearly 20 toppings.
The menu also includes small-portioned sides, desserts, beer and wine.
More info at ItalioKitchen.com.
Italio is already a hit in Boca Raton and Winter Park.