Olio Pizzeria Temporarily Closes to Shield Landlord's Senses


Not everyone understands food in this town and strangely this even applies to the people who lease restaurant spaces. New Third Street eatery Olio Pizzeria and Cafe was closed over the weekend, continuing into today, after its landlord objected to the smell of the restaurant's wood-burning oven. Since a wood-fired pizza restaurant isn't much without that key piece of cooking equipment, the restaurant is currently paralyzed in a holding pattern while honoring the request of its landlord to snuff out the fire for the time being. According to a source with the restaurant, today the owners will meet with the landlord (and maybe a lawyer or two) to try to find a solution to the stand-off and hopefully open the restaurant back up by tomorrow.