Openings and Closings

Laudisio, aka Ristorante L, closes in Boulder

Colorado may be getting a Trader Joe's at Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street development, but the project is coming at a cost. Ristorante L, which got its start as Laudisio, closed yesterday -- just shy of its 25th anniversary (with seven of those 25 years on 29th Street). Although founder Antonio Laudisio hasn't been a part of the restaurant for a while except in name, it was still a local spot -- unlike the chains going into the new, improved Twenty Ninth. See also: - Trader Joe's finally breaks ground on its Boulder store - Hazel Dell mushrooms provide Colorado's 'shroom service - Happy twentieth birthday, Laudisio

Here's the message now posted on the restaurant's website.

After more than twenty (20) years of serving Boulder, Ristorante L (formerly known as Laudisio) has closed down its restaurant operations, effective as of Saturday June 8, 2013.

The restaurant would like to thank all its patrons who have been dining with us at our 29th Street location (since 2006) and previously at the Iris location.

Antonio Laudisio can still be found weekly at the Boulder Farmers' Market. He is also still available for catering events and pizza parties. If you would like to talk to Antonio about a catered event or a pizza party, he can be contacted via e-mail at [email protected]

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