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Amato's to close after 45 years of business

Posted at 3:29 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 16:29:33-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — After over four decades serving Omahans, Amato's Cafe & Catering will close its doors June 23.

Sam Amato started in the business nearly 50 years ago--first with a food truck, then restaurants--including their current location at 64th & Center which opened in 1993.

The restaurant is best known for their ricotta pancakes, Italian sausage and friendly atmosphere that draws in loyal customers.

“My dad always joked that at Amato’s you can always laugh out loud and put your elbows on the table. It’s a place where everyone knows your name and we can’t thank our customers enough for their loyalty over the years,” said Tony Amato, owner of Amato’s Café & Catering.

Before Sam passed away a few years ago, he and his wife Ann discussed they would start winding down the business in hopes of eventually retiring and spending more time with their grandchildren.

“This has been a labor of love for us for a long time. Our customers have grown to be like family, so saying goodbye will be difficult, but it’s the right time”, said Ann Amato, owner of Amato’s Café & Catering.

Amato's will be open from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through June 23rd.

The restaurant will hold an online auction of supplies and contents after the closing on this website.