Another Italian restaurant is closing up shop, taking with it a brunch that boasts bottomless mimosas. On Tuesday, the owners of Sagra announced that Sunday, May 29, will be the last day of service.
"After serving Austin for the last nine years, with a very heavy heart I am sorry to announce Sagra is closing," said owners Gabriel and Sarwat Pellegrini in a statement. "Austin is a great place with an incredible food scene, but the costs of maintaining a large location downtown were just too much for us."
The Italian trattoria debuted downtown in 2007. A dispute over outdoor patios caused the landlord to terminate the restaurant's lease five years later, and the space is now home to Olamaie. Sagra returned in 2013 with its beloved brunch, all-you-can-eat mussels, and fresh-baked pizzas, this time on East 11th Street.
"I want to give thanks to all of the people who have helped us over the years," the statement continues. "It saddens me that we will no longer be there for your proposals, bridal showers, weddings and rehearsals, and all your other joyous celebrations."
There may, however, be a light at the end of the tunnel for Sagra fans. The announcement ends on an optimistic note: "We will keep you updated with what the future brings us."