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As the first solo concept from executive chef and owner Frank Pullara, Culaccino is downtown Franklin’s local gem for authentic Italian cuisine. With more than two decades of experience, Pullara moved from Naples, Florida, to Middle Tennessee in 2020 to open Culaccino – a place to celebrate family, food and heartfelt memories. Signature dishes like housemade pastas and woodfired pizzas alongside family recipes inspired by Pullara’s childhood memories in the kitchen round out Culaccino's robust menu. Craft cocktails and a global wine list offer an enhanced dining experience, while the outdoor patio, bar and firepit, and generous indoor dining space offer ample room for parties of any size, whether visiting for a casual weeknight dinner with the kids or a special occasion. Named after the Italian word for the “lasting impression” a cold glass leaves on a wooden table, the restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere and approachable cuisine will leave just as big of a mark on its guests, as the guests will leave on Culaccino.

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