BY BRADEN CARTWRIGHT
Daily Post Staff Writer
Boards now cover up the windows of Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too, but the popular Italian restaurant plans to reopen in 2023 in a brand-new building with apartments for memory care patients on top.
The mission-style building at 939 El Camino Real in Mountain View will be demolished and developed into three stories, with the restaurant and two retail spaces on the ground floor.
The restaurant has operated in Mountain View since 1956.
The second and third level will be home for up to 60 residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other age-related memory issues. Senior living company Calson Management will manage the units.
The kitchen will serve both the restaurant and the memory care facility, and people walking by will be able to look in, the plans say.
The restaurant has won several awards for its pizza and is an institution in town, but businesses had slowed during the pandemic.
Owner John D’Ambrosio Jr., the nephew of the founder, spearheaded the project.
The building will be 35 feet tall and have about 38,953 square feet of space, with a 5,833 square-foot footprint for the restaurant and shops.