[SAINT PAUL] Saturday, May 16, 2020 – Morrissey Hospitality announce that Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar will close as of May 31, 2020. Pazzaluna temporarily closed March 17, 2020, in compliance with MN Executive Order 20-04 and the subsequent two extensions.
Morrissey Hospitality is working to provide opportunities for our Pazzaluna staff, some of who have been with the restaurant since the doors first opened on October 27, 1998. Pazzaluna will be providing severance packages to all Pazzaluna employees, and Morrissey Hospitality will retain ownership of 360 St. Peter St.
"Irrespective of when restrictions are lifted, we are not confident in the immediate return of customers who are worried about their health and family members. Pazzaluna was created for our customers to enjoy each other's company in a sharing, vibrant atmosphere," noted Richard Dobransky, President of Morrissey Hospitality.
When Pazzaluna served its first guest in 1998, it created a new urban Italian dining experience in the Twin Cities. With that legacy and an eye on the future, we are reimagining new possibilities for the location and investigating new opportunities for the Pazzaluna brand in the future and in new locations.
"Our family has immense gratitude for all that have provided 'authentic hospitality' and gathered around the tables at Pazzaluna," said Elizabeth Brown, co-owner of Morrissey Hospitality. "Together with my family and siblings – Arthur and Chris Morrissey, we thank our people, who are our family, and our guests for your loyalty and support for the past 21 years. We realize the Pazzaluna community is beyond its four walls, and we look forward to that bright day when we can serve you once more."
Pazzaluna Gift Cards: accepted at sister properties of Morrissey Hospitality or available for refund by submission of the Gift Card Reimbursement form at www.pazzaluna.com. Paper Gift Certificates: accepted at sister properties of Morrissey Hospitality not available for cash refund and no expiration extension. Promo 20 cards: accepted at sister properties of Morrissey Hospitality not available for cash refund and no expiration extension. Questions regarding private or group dining should be directed to this email as well. Outstanding event deposits will be refunded in full in the next 30-days.
Morrissey Hospitality is a privately held hospitality management company serving Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. They specialize in top-quality lodging operations, restaurant management, and large venue guest experiences.