Owner Travis Dowden, whose aim has been to open multiple restaurants, is describing Culaccino as a modern Italian restaurant. With the Wisconsin St. building available, a lack of Italian restaurants in West Bend’s downtown and a chef interested in Italian cuisine, the decision to open Culaccino was “sort of a no-brainer,” Dowden said.
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The menu will offer made-from-scratch pastas and sauces, wood-fired pizzas baked in a stone oven and a variety of classic Italian dishes and seasonal specials. The restaurant will also showcase a full-service bar featuring 12 tap wines and modern interpretations of classic Italian cocktails.
The restaurant’s name, Culaccino, is the Italian word for the mark left on the table by a cold glass. “While there is no actual translation in English, the new dining destination hopes to become a place of gathering for friends and that the name - Culaccino - will come to stand for the lasting memories of something good...
Located in the heart of West Bend (110 Wisconsin Street), the new Italian space will serve lunch and dinner six days a week; Monday’s they will be closed. The menu will offer made-from-scratch pastas and sauces, wood-fired pizzas cooked to perfection in a stone oven, classic Italian dishes, as well as seasonal specials.
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