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Important Announcement from Umbria Rustic Italian

We are writing today to our incredible customers to let them know that Umbria Rustic Italian has been sold. The new owner will continue to operate an Italian restaurant at our location but with a slightly different concept and a new name. The Elm Street Ballroom located within Umbria Rustic Italian will continue to operate as normal and take reservations for special events. Umbria will close on May 31st to make way for this new concept. Our company has retained the rights to the Umbria Rustic Italian name and concept and we have not ruled out the possibility of a return in a new location in the future due to the popularity of our brand. At this time we are excited for our new owners and wish them nothing but success at this great location.

Umbria Rustic Italian opened its doors in the Summer of 2014 out of a necessity to fill our leasehold location following our decision to consolidate our Upper Crust Bakery locations. We surveyed the Columbia dining scene and decided that Columbia could use a downtown Italian restaurant. We worked hard to develop a concept that Columbia would be proud of including making our pasta and doughs from scratch, hosting exciting special events, and boasting Columbia’s best happy hour with our $20.00 bottle and board special. As enthusiasm for our new restaurant increased we quickly knew that we had built something much more than just a restaurant to fill the end of a lease but rather a Columbia destination for great food in a rustic setting. Umbria continued to exceed our initial expectations all of the way to the end including our last graduation weekend where we served thousands of hungry graduates and their families.

We want to thank you our customers for embracing our concept from day one and continuing to support us throughout this journey. It was our pleasure to serve you on each of your visits. For fans of Umbria we encourage you to support our new owner at our location and we would love to see you at one of our other restaurants The Upper Crust and Brasserie French Steakhouse.

We are planning a celebratory event before we transition and will post more information to our Facebook page about this event when the plans are finalized. Our staff is excited to continue to serve you through May 31st and we hope you can swing by to say hello and have some delicious homemade pasta one more time! Thanks for the memories.

– Your Friends at Umbria Rustic Italian

Umbria Rustic Italian restaurant pays homage to its namesake, the beautiful region of Umbria in central Italy. As a region unique to itself that borders neither the sea nor another country, Umbria relies on its rich farmland for its simple cuisine based on Italy’s old world traditions. Today in Umbria, ribbons of fresh pasta are still made by hand, only local meats are cured, and meals center around the abundant produce from the land…simple, fresh, delicious.

At Umbria Rustic Italian restaurant in Columbia, our chef draws on the similarities of the Mid-Missouri agriculture community and the farmlands of central Italy. Watch our chefs make fresh pasta and prepare dishes with fresh ingredients. Our menu features customary dishes of the Italian region with a focus on the Mid-Missouri diner. At Umbria, choose from our delicious, homemade pastas, flavorful sauces with seasonal ingredients, and stone fired pizzas. Sample the rich wines of central Italy or try a custom cocktail specially created for Umbria.

We invite you to share in our love of the charming farming culture and enticing cuisine of Italy’s farm country. Make your reservation at Umbria today.