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Coratti’s Pizzeria Bar & Bocce Coming to East Lansing

Bocce, anyone?

Coratti’s Pizzeria Bar & Bocce is expanding. With one location already in Howell, another is slated to open in East Lansing on Aug. 1 at 321 E. Grand River Ave. The venue will include two bocce courts, two full bars and a menu similar to its predecessors.

“The city has been great to work with, and we’re happy to be growing,” said owner Pete Coratti. “We pride ourselves on our Detroit-, American- and Napoletana-style pizzas, and we use wood-fired, 900-plus-degree ovens. We think people of all ages, including students, will agree that it’s a fun place to be.”

The area is pulsing with foodies and diverse dining options. Jessy Gregg, East Lansing mayor pro tem, said the city looks forward to the new arrival.

“We are excited for Mr. Coratti to bring his unique blend of food and entertainment to downtown East Lansing. In our recent developments, we’ve seen new construction and renovation of existing spaces, but this is the first time in my experience that we’ve had a new business undertake such a dramatic expansion of an existing building,” Gregg said. “When they open, Coratti’s Pizzeria Bar & Bocce combination will nicely bridge the interest of all our East Lansing populations — young families; an adult night out; and, of course, our Michigan State University students.”

Coratti’s on Main, located in Milford, is a third Coratti’s location, offering a more elegant and intimate dining experience.