Monday, April 7, 2014

Maniaci's From Restaurant Impossible Has Closed

Photo - Food Network
Maniaci's Italian Bistro in Mohnton, PA, which was featured on season 5 of Restaurant Impossible, has closed as of April 5, 2014.  A few weeks ago, the restaurant posted on their Facebook page:
"Maniaci's is sad to report that after almost 20 years, we will be closing our doors for good on April 5th. We have tried our hardest to keep up with rising costs and rough times; but, unfortunately, we have not been able to overcome all of the obstacles. We want to thank all of our loyal customers that have been with us through the years and, also, the newest customers. We don't always know what God's plans are, but we will continue to follow the path he leads us down. We appreciate all of the support we have had from all of you over the years.
We will be having a final goodbye event for all of our customers on Saturday, April 5th. Please stop in anytime after 6 pm to wish us well and hang out with the Maniaci family for one last time. We look forward to seeing you April 5th."
Maniaci's is the 7th restaurant from season 5 (2012-2013) of Restaurant Impossible that has closed, and the Restaurant Impossible Update page has been updated to show this.


  1. They were honorable about closing....announcing it and hosting an event for their patrons. Many others just abruptly close their doors. Good luck in the future!

  2. I wondered how long they'd last when I saw this episode. They just seemed pretty dysfunctional.

  3. It was sad to see the posting of the closing. I just watched the episode and thought they had a good chance for a fresh start. One might guess they couldn't keep up with the quality of food prep and business management that chef Robert Irvine introduced. Sad, such a nice family:(

  4. Sad to hear!! I've been watching all the shows, then getting updates. It would of been a great keeper!! You had the tools, I would of been honored to have the opportunity from such a talented Chef. Wish you all the best!!