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Tasting Italy in Clements

With an old building and Italian chef, one local woman’s dream is coming alive with her new restaurant, La Strada 88

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Attilio Siena shows off his pizzaiolo (trained pizza-maker) skills by tossing a pizza pie into the air in the La Strada 88 kitchen in Clements on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

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A year ago, the brick building from the late 1800s sat empty and appeared lifeless. Weeds grew abundantly along the parking lot. The chains and doors were secured to ward off vandals. The soft, fading shadow sign painted on the red brick continued to dull from time.

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Lauren Nelson/News-Sentinel

Attilio Siena shows off his pizzaiolo (trained pizza-maker) skills by tossing a pizza pie into the air in the La Strada 88 kitchen in Clements on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

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