Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The pizzeria and restaurant began serving food on Monday night, and hopes business will pick up soon in this city of "friendly" people.
Drawn to the city for a love of the people, the new Portabella Pizzeria & Retaurant business owners are bubbling about being in business. The pizzeria and restaurant opened its doors, 218 E. Washington St., to the public on Monday, and Owner Izzo Jonuzi told Patch the group decided to open the new dining option in Port because "we like the people here." "The people are very friendly," he said. "Everybody's friendly. You ask for something, they try to help." The name, Portabella, comes from Jonuzi's Italian heritage — Italians use portabella mushrooms in a lot of dishes, he said. The restaurant had been a bit of a mystery to city residents and officials, with "opening soon" signs posted before any applications were submitted to the city for…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Signs already mark the former Dairy Queen location near Port Washington's downtown, but city officials say no actual applications for business have been submitted.
Update April 2, 3:23 p.m.: Portabella Pizzeria & Restaurant opened on April 1. Learn more here. Original story: It's always nice to hear that an empty building is going to be filled with a new business, but this one has a bit of confusion surrounding it. Signs already advertise "Opening Soon Portabella Pizza Restaurant," on the former Dairy Queen location on East Washington Street, but City Administrator Mark Grams said the business has submitted no occupancy permits or other applications for necessary business licenses. Port Washington Main Street Executive Director Sara Grover, who often works with new businesses coming into town, said she has not been able to contact the owners, either. Patch called a phone number listed on the new …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes a local retail theft, a group of stray cats and playground smoking.
An unknown prankster cost the local Pizza Hut store nearly $100 after sending a fraudulent order to a Port business. Port Washington police were contacted at 7:47 p.m. Thursday after an order sent to Synergy Tuning, 740 W. Oakland Ave., turned out not to be ordered by anyone at the business. The order total $97.80 worth of food. Those involved are working to find out which computer the order came from. More from the reports:
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Pick your favorite local pizza place to order from by looking on Patch.
Super Bowl Sunday may not actually be the biggest day of the year for pizza sales, but it's always in the top five, says Jeremy White, the editor-in-chief of Pizza Today magazine. “Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday are all big days for pizza,” White said. “It varies from year to year, with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day rounding out the top five days." At any rate, White is certainly a big advocate of ordering a few pies to enhance your Super Bowl viewing enjoyment. “You definitely want to have pizza and a few good drinks on hand to avoid any letdown in game,” White joked. At the risk of sounding cheesy, White gets right to the crust of the matter when it comes to pizza and offers these tips. Check out these …