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Northeast Pasta Showdown Champions have been crowned

By Pizza Today

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(Left to right) Ryan Klen, RC NY Pizza & Pasta, Spring, TX; Massimo Mannino, Nino’s Cucina Italiana, Greenville, NC; and Jimi Savianeso, Espositos Pizza, Manasquan, NJ

Three chefs have taken top prizes at the first-ever Northeast Pasta Showdown, sponsored by Barilla, at the conclusion of the Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2017. The first-place winner receives $5,000 and a trophy; second- and third-place prizes are $500 and $250, respectively.

The Northeast Pasta Showdown winners are:


Massimo Mannino, Nino’s Cucina Italiana, Greenville, NC

1st Place

Massimo Mannino
Nino’s Cucina Italiana, Greenville, NC


2nd Place

Ryan Klen
RC NY Pizza & Pasta, Spring, TX


3rd Place

Jimi Savianeso
Espositos Pizza, Manasquan, NJ

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