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Official: Massimo's Italian Bar & Grill To Open Sunday

The opening of the Italian restaurant in the former Captain Nemo's building has been one of the most anticipated in University Place.

will open its doors in University Place on Sunday.

That's according to UP City Councilman Javier Figueroa, who wrote an e-mail to constituents today.

"They have remodeled the restaurant—it looks really nice," he wrote. "I have visited their restaurant in Purdy. They have great food (flavors are great) and reasonably priced."

He said Sunday is considered a test opening, and the restaurant will have a grand opening later.

The restaurant's opening has been one of the most anticipated in University Place. The owners already have a restaurant in Purdy.

For weeks, the sign in front of the restaurant has read, "Coming Soon," with workers filing in and out in preparation of the opening. The restaurant was awaiting to get the proper permitting before its official opening.

So if Massimo's does open its doors Sunday - days after - both officials and hungry residents might utter one word collectively.

Eccellente.

no.9 July 15, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Right, A junk food chain vs. Real Restaurant, excellent point!
Jamie Lindberg July 15, 2011 at 08:40 PM
Perhaps he just enjoys good Italian food and wanted to let people know that the restaurant we've all be watching and waiting for to open, is finally open.
Patricia Mannie, Patricia & Co. July 15, 2011 at 09:39 PM
I will be at Massimo's at 11:30am Sunday, right after church to eat at this new restaurant! Looking forward to it!
Jackie Fender July 16, 2011 at 12:33 AM
Looking forward to this opening. It will be good to see a quality eatery available uberlocally.
Jon July 18, 2011 at 05:03 PM
Who is this BIRD character? he should learn to spell correctly. The word discourage is not spelled as follows (discurage) Come on Bird, where did you go to grade school. As to the new eatery, its not a fast food like Applebees, it is a restaurant. Are you indicating the new owner gave campain contributions to Figueroa. If so so what!!!! You Bird are a dirt bag. By the way are you related to Linda Bird?

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