Pasta Mia’s 73-year-old Neapolitan owner confirmed to a full restaurant tonight that she will not be closing down the popular pasta house on Columbia Road at the end of the month.
As just-seated patrons spread the news from table to table, the entire restaurant broke out in applause.
Reports here and here earlier this year reported that Pasta Mia, the beloved Adams Morgan hole-in-the-wall Italian kitchen that serves heaping plates of steamy pasta, would be closing at the end of the month when their lease expired.
According to the owner, they have extended their lease one more year.
“I love you guys,” she said.
A line of people filled the inside waiting area and continued in front of the restaurant as snow started to fall Wednesday night.
When asked what her plans were after the restaurant officially closes next year, all she said was, “Oh, maybe I will go to Miami.”
The restaurant is now operating on their winter schedule, opening at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday instead of 6:30 p.m.
This story was updated 2/12/14 at 9:22 p.m.
CORRECTION: Pasta Mia’s owner is Neapolitan.