Vescio's closing Dinkytown restaurant after 60 years

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After 60 years in Dinkytown, Vescio’s Italian Restaurant in closing its doors in March. The restaurant had five generations of family members working at Dinkytown, and served many generations of University of Minnesota students and faculty.


After over 60 years of proudly serving our community, Vescio’s Italian Restaurant in Dinkytown will be closing our doors in March. It has been one heck of a run. We have had the pleasure of serving multiple generations of families over the years. We have even had five generations of our own family working at Vescio’s in Dinkytown !!!

The Vescio family is very grateful to our past and present employees who have worked alongside us. You are all family and we can’t thank you enough for your countless hours of hard work and dedication.
A special thanks goes out to all of our customers. Many of you have become good friends throughout the years. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve everyone and be a part of your lives.

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. In March, our family will move on to new beginnings, adventures and opportunities. Once again, thank you to all of our customers and friends for so many wonderful memories. We will certainly miss all of you.

Beware all you walleyes, crappies and sunfish out there…. here comes Frank!!!


Two years ago, on Jan. 6, 2016, the Vescio family announced the closure of their St. Louis Park restaurant. In Facebook post announcing the closure, they said “it was not an easy decision to close that location as we have built so many wonderful friendships from so many of you,” and welcomed diners to the Dinkytown location.


Vescio’s has operated a booth at the Minnesota State Fair, just south of the Grandstand. The State Fair confirmed Monday that Vescio's will continue operating its booth in 2018.