Essential Austin pizzeria Frank & Angie’s is closing, as reported by KXAN. Owner Mike Hutchinson said the closing date on 508 West Avenue will be announced sometime soon in the following several weeks. The shutter won’t happen for several months, as reported by Chronicle.
Frank & Angie’s, which opened in 1995 in the western downtown area off West 6th Street, focused on Sicilian-American dishes. This meant pizza (including giant 18-inch pies), along with bruschetta, plenty of pastas (spaghetti and meatballs to baked ziti), salads, sandwiches, and desserts, including cannoli and tiramisu, plus wine and beer. The name was inspired by Frank Sinatra and Hutchinson’s mother, Angie.
Hutchinson also owns next-door burger restaurant Hut’s Hamburgers on West 6th Street, which will remain open after Frank & Angie’s closes. While the classic restaurant opened in 1939, he purchased it in 1981.
Other downtown Italian restaurants and pizzerias include Sophia’s, Numero 28, Italic, and the Backspace.
This article has been updated with the timing of Frank & Angie’s expected shutter.