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Now, That's Italian! LaVoglia Opens in Lake Charles.
11/9/2015 12:10:17 PM

Now, That's Italian! LaVoglia Opens in Lake Charles.

LaVoglia, a new, upscale Italian restaurant, is now open in Lake Charles. Owned by Alfredo Kulici, who owns and operates the popular New York Pizza & Pasta and French Quarter Bar & Grill restaurants in East Texas, LaVoglia offers authentic Italian cuisine, along with seafood, steak and Mediterranean dishes. LaVoglia also offers a full-service bar and outdoor patio seating.

Kulici is originally from Albania and grew up in northern Italy. The youngest of nine children, he says his home while growing up was like a restaurant, with fresh, good food at the center of their family life. He trained classically as a French chef, and immigrated to the United States in 2003, after a vacation led him to Dallas, where he donned the chef’s hat in a friend’s restaurant. Kulici is following the growth taking place in Southwest Louisiana to open LaVoglia, a restaurant. that will return him to his childhood culinary roots of fine, handmade Italian pasta dishes.

"LaVoglia, which means ‘the dream,’ will give me and the four members of my family who will be joining me at the restaurant, the chance to prepare and serve the kind of food we love best,” says Kulici. "We are very excited about this new venture and can’t wait for Southwest Louisiana to taste our favorite family recipes, which have been handed down through generations. We love o cook and I think this will be very apparent to our customers.”

Featuring a beautiful, contemporary design, including outdoor seating, LaVoglia is located at 5656
Nelson Road, Suite B2. The restaurant encompasses 4,000 square feet in Oak Crossing, the 20-acre business park development located on the corner of Nelson and Ham Reid Roads in South Lake Charles. LaVoglia is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Sunday – Thursday, 11am-10pm, and Friday-Saturday,11am-11pm.

For additional information about LaVoglia call 337-602-6310, or visit
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