Frankie Fettuccine is an Oakville based food truck that majors in hearty pasta dishes and inventive takes on Italian favourites like the osso buco-inspired gnocchi poutine, and arancini balls – the oh-so delicious, Sicilian street food standard.
Since launching the truck in the summer of 2013, truck owners Frank Mazzonetto and Anthony Maniccia – both trained chefs with a combined total of 20 years experience in the restaurant industry – have picked up best new truck award at Awestruck 2013 and developed a loyal following of foodies. I caught up with Frank Mazzonetto on the phone and he told me how all the magic started.
“Well, Anthony and I had started a catering company and people were receiving the food really, really well. And you know, to open a restaurant is really expensive. With the popularity of food trucks rising, we thought we’d go that way. There was only one other Italian truck on the road. Nobody was really doing fresh pasta. We said: ‘Let’s knock their socks off.”