George Hiotis

Maria Adornetto Restaurant To Close

by George Hiotis on November 19, 2012 at 6:31 am

One of Zanesville’s longest running restaurants is about to say a final goodbye to its customers.  Maria Adornetto Restaurant – which opened in 1937, is going to close at the end of December.  It was started by Maria and Vicenzo Adornetto, who emigrated from Sicily bringing with them their old Italian recipes. Originally it was called the Point Cafe later becoming Maria Adornetto Restaurant.  Vince Adornetto says he has mixed emotions about the decision to close and “it was a hard decision to come to, but you have to look at things realistically”.  He says in order to update his restaurant he was looking at spending over $100,000.  Adornetto says the restaurant – which he owns with his brother, sister and cousin – actually just had one of its best years in recent history.  But with the selling of his parking lot across the street to Dollar General the decision to close seemed more appropriate.  Adornetto says while he will be retiring from the restaurant business he will still continue to sell his Maria Adornetto Seasoning at area stores and is planning to start selling a spaghetti sauce in the near future.  Maria Adornetto’s last day of business will be Saturday December 22nd.