This fall, BoiseDev told you that Paul Wegner passed away. He was a long-time Boise chef and co-owner of Cucina di Paolo.
He was also the caretaker of Betty the Washer Woman – the hard-working mechanical doll atop the restaurant’s sign on Vista Avenue.
After his passing, his wife and restaurant co-owner Mary Jean, temporarily closed the restaurant.
“Thank you all for the mountain of support you’ve shown to our family and business. That has meant so much to us in a very trying time,” a Facebook post said.
Now, almost five months later, Cucina di Paolo will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am – 7pm.
“Looking forward to making Paul proud and continuing to take one step at a time,” the post said.
The restaurant, which has been open since 2007, will continue to offer its take-and-bake specialties including lasagnas and chicken pot pies, salads, bread and a variety of deserts.
A specials menu is posted weekly on the restaurant’s website.