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New Italian restaurant for the people, by the people

Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2015
By: Talia Abbas
Source:The Daily Star

BEIRUT: An intimate crowd gathered to celebrate the official opening of Popolo, a charming Italian restaurant where you can eat lightly fried cheese truffle balls with mushroom any time of the day, or order a crispy cotoletta alla Milanese with a side of creamy truffle fries. Located in Ain al-Mreisseh with a view of the Mediterranean, the decor is a soft palette of red, heather gray and baby blue with wooden accents. There is no music to be heard, except for the faintest sound of waves crashing in the background. Impressive slivers of homemade tagliatelle are laid out to dry on a wooden rack, while cured meats dangle in the background like chandeliers suspended from the ceiling. Popolo by definition means people in Italian. The menu is homely, even comforting at times, and so is the concept: Food brings people together. “When we thought of Popolo’s concept, we didn’t want to open a high-end restaurant where people wo…