Nice Hospitality is pleased to announce the arrival of Italian Graffiti, the group’s first full-scale restaurant in the summer of 2022. Marc Marrone, Chef Partner of Nice Hospitality, will oversee all menu and concept development in anticipation for the area’s first modern osteria.
About Italian Graffiti
Italian Graffiti is a contemporary interpretation of classic Italian fare and hand-crafted family recipes. The menu will offer a fresh, vibrant take on Italian cuisine while tapping into classic techniques, flavors, and recipes from old world Italian dishes. Building upon nearly 20 years of experience earned at world-class restaurants across the country, Chef Marc Marrone brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Nice Hospitality’s newest venture. Inspired by his own New York, Italian-influenced upbringing, Chef Marc plans to transform those memories into a full-scale culinary experience.
“Growing up in New York, I was immersed in Italian food and culture,” said Chef Marrone. “My grandparents immigrated from Italy and our most cherished family traditions are centered around sharing homemade meals together. I want people to feel that way when they eat here with our approach to gracious hospitality that will comfort families.”
Guests can expect to be immersed into an elevated dining experience focused on highlighting the incredible produce and farms Utah has to offer. Chef Marc and the team will be sourcing and milling local wheat for the extensive bakery and hand crafted pasta program. Italian Graffiti will feature an expansive wine program, an open exhibition kitchen to see the daily house made pasta and breads in action, daily seafood offerings, and a dry aged meat program. The floral inspired decor includes one of a kind art pieces and installations throughout the restaurant’s dining room, bar, and lounge areas which will surely compliment the bold Italian flavors found throughout each course.
Located in Salt Lake’s popular Gateway district, Italian Graffiti is destined to be an exciting addition to an already booming area mere blocks from Vivint Arena and downtown Salt Lake City.
Comments from Community Leaders
“We are thrilled with the addition of Italian Graffiti,” said Jacklyn Briggs, Director of Marketing at the Gateway.
“Introducing vibrant, one-of-a-kind culinary experiences is vital in making The Gateway an alluring and exciting destination. With the success of SkinnyFATS and HallPass, we are eager to expand Nice Hospitality’s presence.” – Who’s quote is this?
About Marc Marrone
Marc Marrone started his impressive career with training at the French Culinary Institute where he spent his time learning and drawing inspiration from industry leading chefs like Daniel Boulud, Dan Barber and Jacque Pepin. Shortly after, Marrone joined TAO Group for what became a near 13-year career, starting as the chef at TAO Restaurant in New York City.
Marrone quickly grew in his career becoming an executive with TAO Group in 2010, leading star-studded dining and nightlife brands. With the role, Marrone oversaw TAO, Beauty & Essex, LAVO, Marquee Day Club, The Highlight Room and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as well as LAVO atop the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Marrone left TAO Group in 2018 and set out to build a restaurant empire of his own. In 2019, he
successfully launched two of his own original concepts, Graffiti Bao and Gemma Gemma Pizza, in Las Vegas. He merged companies with his now business partner, Reed Slobusky, in 2020 under the name Nice Hospitality. Together, they own and operate SkinnyFATS, Graffiti Bao in Las Vegas as well as HallPass food hall in downtown Salt Lake, just steps away from their new venture, Italian Graffiti.