Culaccino, an Italian restaurant and bar, will open in downtown Franklin at 104 E. Main St., Franklin, on Jan. 8. The eatery will be the newest tenant at Harpeth Square and will offer wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas and other Italian dishes.

“There’s something to be said about Southern hospitality, and Tennessee just does it right. I’m honored to bring a part of me and my family to this community through Culaccino, and I know that our guests will leave just as big of a mark on us as we hope to leave on them,” owner and Executive Chef Frank Pullara said in a release. “Many of our dishes are my takes on recipes I grew up with that have special meaning to me, so I’m looking forward to sharing those with friends both old and new.”

Culaccino will also feature an outdoor patio and bar with firepits as well as a wine list, local craft beers and seasonal cocktails. www.instagram.com/culaccino_tn