Award-winning Italian eatery Pasta di Guy enters the Fort Wayne market from Tampa, Florida, opening its newest location in the East Hall of Union Street Market at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Owner Guy Carmeli’s enthusiasm for pasta ties directly to his family’s ancestry in Italy, while his techniques were honed at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London. Prior to starting Pasta di Guy in 2019, Carmeli worked in kitchens as a chef across the UK—including a Michelin Star restaurant.
Since its beginning, Pasta di Guy has received recognition throughout the Tampa Bay area, including ‘2023 People’s Choice for Best Italian Restaurant’ from the Tampa Bay Times and ‘Best of Florida: Italian Restaurants’ in The Guide to Florida. Pasta di Guy’s Union Street Market location is the business’ first location outside of Florida and will offer the same scratch-made pastas, sauces, and dressings the brand is known for.
Carmeli said, “I chose Fort Wayne for my first location outside of Tampa for three main reasons: my wife’s family lives here, I love the local Fort Wayne community, and I’m impressed with Union Street Market. The Market offers the perfect setting for our business because it’s a great place for the community to try different cuisines and experiences, rents are affordable, and the historic spaces are beautiful.”
Molly Conner, marketing manager for Electric Works noted that the opening of Pasta di Guy will add even more variety to Union Street Market’s dining options.
“We can’t wait to welcome Pasta di Guy and its award-winning Italian food to the Market. It’s exciting to see the options continue to expand, with something for everyone — Korean, Middle Eastern, barbeque, Mexican, Thai, handmade ice cream, locally roasted coffee, fresh soup and salad bar, charcuteries and wine, Neapolitan-style pizza, an Amish bakery, an East Coast-style sandwich shop, and now fresh-made Italian pasta, plus two bars,” said Conner. “Where else can you go in town and find such a variety under one roof?”
Pasta di Guy’s grand opening at Union Street Market will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The restaurant will give away free pasta dishes to the first 20 customers who visit. More information is available on Pasta di Guy’s Facebook page.
About Union Street Market
Union Street Market is a food hall and public market located inside the historic Electric Works campus. The Market provides a range of diverse food and beverage offerings from over 18 merchants, all of which are independent, locally-owned businesses. The Market is open daily, with free two-hour parking in Union Garage, accessible from Lavina Street at Broadway. For more information, visit the Union Street Market website.
About Pasta di Guy
About Pasta di Guy Pasta di Guy is a made-to-order Italian-themed eatery specializing in made-from-scratch pasta dishes with a variety of fresh sauces and toppings. The menu features a “build your own” pasta bowl so the pastabilities are endless! Also on the menu are salads, sandwiches & wraps, desserts, and more. Pasta di Guy started as a food truck in June 2019. From the beginning, Chef and Owner Guy Carmeli knew he wanted a restaurant with the same concept – he loved the idea of a fast paced fresh pasta bar with many options. After opening two award-winning locations in Florida, Guy is eager to bring the concept to Indiana where his wife grew up. For more information, visit Pasta di Guy’s website.