Popular Italian restaurant closing permanently in Mississauga

Published September 28, 2022 at 10:04 am


The owner of a popular Mississauga Italian restaurant just announced he is moving on.

Frank Mazzonetto and Anthony Maniccia opened Ombretta Cucina + Vino in Port Credit in 2017. Before that, the two chefs ran the Frankie Fettucine Food Truck.

In a post on Instagram, Mazzonetto announced the restaurant was sold.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling to tell you all the we have sold the business and our last service will be held on Saturday October 29th,” Mazzonetto wrote. “Ossobuco Gnocchi will be on the menu for the rest of the run! Thanks to all of our family and friends for the continued support! Come say bye!”

Several people lamented the departure of the beloved chefs.

“Congrats but sad too,” one person wrote. “Thanks for all the memories and being the kids favorite place to eat.”

Since opening, the restaurant grew in popularity, known for its rustic yet upscale feel.

“We went with earthy tones, and a lot of wooden wine crates just to give it that warm feeling,” Maniccia told inSauga back in 2018.

They weathered pandemic lockdowns but ran into a bit of trouble with a controversial post on Instagram asking less-generous tippers to “stay home” in 2020 due to capacity limits in the restaurant. The owners said they “ just want my staff to do well in these trying times.”

There is still time to eat at the popular spot but if you can’t make it, there is another place to sample their cuisine. Last year, the owners opened Pizzeria Rosso, a pizzeria patio and bar in Port Credit.

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