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Old 02-27-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Benson
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I like Crescent Moon. Something for just about everyone there.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:11 AM
 
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Family-owned Italian restaurant will be closing | Local News - Home

Such a shame. The last remnant of the Caniglia empire is about to fall.


Not quite David! Piccolo Pete's survives and thrives on South 20th Street. The founder's wife was a Caniglia and his daughters (Donna and Dee) are still the owners. I think there is a place in Omaha for the traditional steak house and Piccolo's is it! Omaha has a peculiar genius for destroying things that make the city unique. I'm glad we still have a few traditional steakhouses left.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:16 AM
 
Location: it depends
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My old-time favorite was Mr. C's, with the strolling violinist and ever-present proprietor out glad-handing. And great food.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:22 AM
 
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My old-time favorite was Mr. C's, with the strolling violinist and ever-present proprietor out glad-handing. And great food.


Mr. and Mrs. C were great people. I miss Mr C's too.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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I miss all of them...The Venice Inn probably isn't what it used to be, but I would have rather seen somebody revive the place than let it fall by the wayside. Omaha has enough upscale steak places...places like the Venice Inn just don't exist any more, and I think Omaha will be worse off for it.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Midtown
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I miss all of them...The Venice Inn probably isn't what it used to be, but I would have rather seen somebody revive the place than let it fall by the wayside. Omaha has enough upscale steak places...places like the Venice Inn just don't exist any more, and I think Omaha will be worse off for it.
In light of the fact that Venice Inn has been "all but closed" for quite a few years, I'm not sure it's official closing is going to change much.

Honestly, for about 5 years now, I've not been sure whether or not it was open. Not once have I seen more than 2 or 3 cars there - regardless of day of the week, or time of day.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Midtown
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Additionally, I believe that the closing of Venice Inn is evidence that Omaha has moved from a primarily rural influence, to an urban influence.

Years ago, farmers would bring their livestock to the stockyards, then stop by one of the great steakhouses for a celebration supper, before heading home. And for the farmers, it ain't supper unless you've had steak. These families worked hard - outside - all day every day. Huge hearty meals were part of what kept them going.

The Stockyards have long-since been gone, and today's urban city-dwellers just don't eat that way. The end result is inevitable.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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Looks like Farmer Browns in Waterloo is still open. We used to like to eat there when we still lived in Elkhorn. They poured a good cocktail also.
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