Paulie’s Italian Kitchen coming to ChefScape in Leesburg

Paulie’s, an Italian restaurant concept from the creators of The Wine Kitchen, is getting reimagined and moving to a new location. It will debut this summer as Paulie’s Italian Kitchen at ChefScape in Leesburg.

Readers may remember that back during the height of the pandemic, there was a rush on “ghost kitchens.” Existing restaurants were launching new delivery-only food brands from their existing kitchens as a way to maximize profits at a time when dining rooms were nearly empty.

The Wine Kitchen, a longtime staple of the downtown Leesburg dining scene, debuted Paulie’s Italian Restaurant as a ghost kitchen concept in November 2020.

Now comes word that Paulie’s is making a comeback with a new name, a new location and — in our opinion — a great new logo featuring a cartoon mustachioed man delivering the brand’s fresh, handmade pasta.

Paulie’s Italian Kitchen is setting up shop in the ChefScape food incubator space at the Village at Leesburg and will have a spot in the miniature food hall at ChefScape. The new concept is expected to debut in July.

Images: Paulie’s Italian Kitchen

The new Paulie’s menu is yet to be revealed, but we know it will focus on classic red sauce dishes familiar to Italian-American familes everywhere.

Besides the new spot at ChefScape, Paulie’s is also going to unveil a mobile pasta cart that can be taken to events and locations around Northern Virginia. Paulie’s has refurbished a vintage Italian piaggio wagon and turned it into a pasta making machine.

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