Angelo Montes said he was emotional and excited.
“I’m ready to serve the community,” he said.
Sole Mio Ristorante, a new Italian restaurant, opened today, Monday, Oct. 15, at the Valley Creek Mall in Woodbury.
It has been a long and sometimes difficult construction process for Montes, owner and chef, but he said he’s pleased with the space.
“The restaurant turned out beautiful,” Montes said before a Woodbury Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.
Hundreds of people came for the soft-opening events over the weekend, Montes said.
“The food was phenomenal—everybody said it was great,” he said, adding that staff also performed well.
The former Mi Familia space has been completely renovated and the menu includes steaks, seafood and pasta, and more than 100 wines are available, Montes said.
Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens said it’s always nice to have a new restaurant open in town, but it’s fun to have one owned by a Woodbury resident.
Montes has lived in Woodbury for about 13 years and has numerous accolades as a chef.
Sole Mio is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit the restaurant's Facebook page.
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