Philadelphia, PA - Delco's popular pizza shop, The Italian Delight, once located in Old MacDade Mall, is closing up shop due to the current business environment and rising food costs.
Italian Delight Closes Its Doors
The Italian Delight was founded back in 1979 by Gino Guardavaccaro at the MacDade Mall. After the mall's decline, the famous pizza shop moved across the street into the former Pizza Hut location at 2600 MacDade Boulevard.
Even though the restaurant was able to stay afloat during the pandemic, issues with the landlord and lack of staffing, and food cost were all fractured in on the decision to close for now.
As news of the closing started to circulate on social media, many costumes began stopping in for a final taste of the famous pizza and sandwiches and say their goodbyes.
Nick Guardavaccaro, the current owner, told the Daily Times that the family still holds its liquor license and will search for a new location, vowing to reopen using the same family recipes.
But for now, the 40-year-old Delco institution that once had lines of customers waiting for an open table in the mall will close its doors-- For Now.
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