Uptown D'Amico & Sons will close

Goodbye, grab-and-go Italian in Uptown.

Goodbye, grab-and-go Italian in Uptown. Glen Stubbe/ Star Tribune

Those of us with a curious but serious yen for that chicken bacon gorgonzola pasta salad are going to have to look beyond the D'Amico & Sons on Hennepin Avenue in Uptown.

The original location of the Italian grab-and-go chain will close on December 30. The family-friendly restaurant has been in business for 20 years, but according to spokespeople, Uptownites are ordering more delivery (why go out for chicken parm when Uber will bring it to you?) than they once were. 

To that end, D'Amico will still deliver the same menu you know and love to your Uptown home or business. (Just the brick-and-mortar restaurant is going away.)

Besides, the chain has eight other Minnesota locations, so an in-person pasta fix isn't ever all that far away. 

2210 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis