Italian restaurant Sagra is closing, according to its website. The last day will be Sunday, May 29. The note from co-owners Sarwat and Gabriel Pellegrini (who is also the executive chef) reads:
Dear Friends of Sagra,
After serving Austin for the last nine years, with a very heavy heart I am sorry to announce Sagra is closing. It saddens me that we will no longer be there for your proposals, bridal showers, weddings and rehearsals and all your other joyous celebrations. Austin is a great place with an incredible food scene but the costs of maintaining a large location downtown were just too much for us. I want to give thanks to all of the people who have helped us over the years. There are too many to name but I would specially like to thank Parker, Nicole, Justin, Armando and most importantly to our current G.M. Jeff (without whom we never would have made it these last three years) All your hard work and friendship made this all worthwhile. I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors. We couldn't have done it without you. We will keep you updated with what the future brings us.
Thank you so much for your patronage!
The Pellegrinis were kicked out of Sagra’s original location on San Antonio Street back in 2012 over the front patio. Modern Southern restaurant Olamaie took over that space. Sagra’s co-owners reopened the Italian restaurant on East 11th Street in 2013.