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Apr 20, 2009 08:14 AM

Mazzarino's Update - Very Soon!

I spoke with Mazzarino's owner Liz this morning. The latest news is that the restaurant should be reopening in about 3 1/2 weeks. There have been many delays due to construction and inspection issues, and she knows that "we've heard it all before", but we all know it will be worth the wait! I can hardly wait for the Eggplant Parm and Garlic Bread!

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  1. It is good thing Liz is in the restaurant business and not the fire recovery business, this has been a long recovery time.

    1. Great news! Unfortunately this isn't an unusual wait time, esp. if they had to wait for the insurance money. Little Toni's on Lankershim had a kitchen fire and it took them almost two years to reopen -- and they didn't even remodel!

      1. I've been going to Mazz's since I was 3 -- I just turned 40 last month!

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        1. re: Silverlaker

          I went to junior high (middle school) with Vito Mazzarino, son of the original owner. I've had to make my duplicate the marinara sauce in their absence. Love that place.

        2. Update: I called the restaurant Monday, June 22. There is a new message dated June 17 stating that the restaurant should be open in two weeks. Is it two weeks yet?

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          1. re: OneJayneDoe

            I guess we'll find out on July 1. I always liked Mazzarino's (especially the pizza) and I'm rooting for them to get started again, but the changing messages have been frustrating.

            1. re: maxzook

              Welcome to working with insurance companies and the city of los angeles - a bad combination on a good day.
              Liz will welcome all if and when the day finally arrives.

          2. I'm also ready for this.The pizza is happening, and a nice neighborhood spot for me.

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