Curbside review: Cafe La Bellitalia can help satisfy Italian food cravings with carryout

Jan 26, 2021 488

The dining room at Café La Bellitalia on North Sherman Avenue has been closed since Gov. Tony Evers’ original “Safer at Home” order went into effect in March. Joe Pipitone, 36, who helped his parents, Pietro, 61, and Josephine Pipitone, 58, open the restaurant in 2006, said he gets lots of calls, as well as people walking in, wanting to eat inside.

He feels bad turning them away, but said the room isn’t big enough to make the city-county mandated 25% capacity limit work. They’d only be able to use three or four tables placed in each corner of the room. “And my parents are not elderly, but they’re older, and they don’t want to take any risks,” Pipitone said. 

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