As a preparatory note, we speak today of Angio’s Italian Restaurant in Jeffersontown, not Angilo’s Pizza and Hoagies on Berry Boulevard, a distinction that briefly eluded me as I frantically searched for a pair of misplaced reading glasses.

There’s a big difference in a single letter “l,” and Angilo’s is still very much with us.

And so, today’s news: Angio’s Italian Restaurant (1915 Blankenbaker Parkway, Jeffersontown) took to Facebook last week to announce its immediate closure after almost three decades.

The complete text of the statement:

This is the most difficult post I’ve had to make and it’s being done with the heaviest of hearts and tear filled eyes. Angio’s is closed permanently. Due to the rising cost of labor and product we’ve determined that it’s no longer sustainable. We want to thank everyone for their support over the past 25+ years in Hikes Point, Buechel, J-town and the entire city of Louisville. Our customers have been the absolute best and it’s what’s kept us going for the better part of two and a half decades. Last week was a testament to the love and support we’ve had through all these years. Seeing customers and employees we hadn’t seen in a while come in to say goodbye was extremely emotional but we all felt the love and we greatly appreciated everyone showing out. It’s been a wonderful ride but it’s time to move on and move forward. I personally will always cherish the relationships I’ve made over the years with customers, employees, vendors and anyone I’m forgetting. Thanks again to everyone for everything. You all will be missed, but we will see you around!

Michael L. Jones has more at Louisville Business First.

Angio’s Italian Restaurant closes after 25 years in business

The restaurant was originally called Angio’s Pizza and it was located in Buechel. Michael Schmitt, Angio’s current owner, began working at the pizzeria in the 1990s. He later moved the restaurant to Jeffersontown and changed the name to Angio’s Italian Restaurant.