As one Italian restaurant closes in Rochester, a new pizzeria opens

Jan 10, 2022 171

BY: Jeff Kiger

When one door closes, another one opens. Med City social media is abuzz this week with the recent closing of Fazoli's Italian Restaurant on the east frontage road of U.S. 52 North. Signs on the 26-year-old fast food building state, "We regret to announce that Fazoli's in Rochester is permanently closed."

While it looks like Fazoli's "unlimited breadsticks" have ended, there still might be life in that restaurant location. Kentucky-based Fazoli's built and opened in Rochester in 1996. Work crews were out there on Tuesday taking down signs. A new water heater was just installed less than a month ago. While it is unclear what the future of the building might be, the signs seem to indicate that something is cooking following the closure of Fazoli's.

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