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Boise’s Cucina di Paolo will reopen after death of co-owner, chef

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.

[Co-owner of Cucina di Paolo, caretaker of Bench’s ‘Betty’ dies]

“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.

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Anna Daly Gamboa is a reporter for BoiseDev. She's an Emmy-winning former producer, and a professor at the College of Western Idaho. Contact her at [email protected].

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