“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.”

After twenty years at the Clearwater location, Sangiovese Ristorante is closing its doors and moving on. As the owner of this little corner of the North Side, I don’t have the words to express the gratitude I feel for the community who made this restaurant so very special. I could tell you stories of seeing the smile of a child having spaghetti for the first time. Or, the ones-in-love who, nervous and on bended knee, thought they had a better shot at getting a ‘YES!’ when proposing at Sangiovese. As important, though, I am humbled that many of you made this restaurant your family’s kitchen table for the holidays. And, on regular days, you chose Sangio’s to break bread with your neighbor as that most simple form of fellowship.

Yes, deeply humbled.

It is a cliche' to state in open letters such as this that '...my guests and my employees are my family'. But, that's exactly what you are. All of you.

Our story is far from over however. Sangiovese will be opening at a new location soon. I’ll keep you posted...

With Love and Respect,

Chris Evans