MERIDEN — On Wednesday, Laudano’s Apizza announced that it is closing its doors.
“We want to THANK YOU all for making our family part of your family over the past 5 years,” read a post on the Laudano’s Facebook page. “This is not the end, but the beginning of something bigger!”
The post alluded to something in the future involving bringing customers “all our family favorites to you without walls.” The owners could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
The pizzeria was open for takeout during the pandemic, but closed early the week of June 22.
Laudano’s opened in October 2015, at 122 Broad St. It is owned by brothers Chris and Sal Laudano, whose family background inspired several menu items.
The Laudano family moved their pizza restaurant, formerly Mendano’s Apizza, from Naugatuck to Meriden to serve New Haven-style pizza with special tributes to family and friends.
The restaurant offered more than 20 specialty pies, from a double crust, pepperoni, sausage and sugary caramelized onion creation called “The Big Hit,” to a white pie with house made bruschetta named “The Sinatra.” The restaurant also offered a variety of calzones, wraps, appetizers and stuffed bread.