North Beach favorite The Italian Homemade Company softly opened on Union Street yesterday, bringing their indulgent housemade pastas and flatbread sandwiches to a neighborhood where the streets are always bustling with people en route to Soul Cycle, Equinox, and Crunch. As Hoodline reports, carb-loaded spot took over the former American Cupcake space, has seating for 45 and may also expand the North Beach location (if the rent prices are right).
About the new spot, homemade co-owner Mattia Cosmi tells Hoodline they'll continue to sell "fresh pasta to go and a selection of Italian dry goods, from jars of tomato sauce to ladyfingers" and that they're going to "start using more seafood and introducing new items at both locations." They're also working on a fresh gluten-free pasta, which one can only imagine will be enormously popular with the Union Street crowd.
The new space has a pasta-making machine in the front, a modern-yet-rustic interior, bar stools with Italian scooter seats, and hopes to get a beer and wine license soon.
Current hours at The Italian Homemade Company are 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, but when La Boulange a few doors down closes in September, they'll start breakfast service and open at 9 a.m.