Jupiter residents have until the end of the month to satisfy their cravings at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant.
On Aug. 1, the Chasewood Plaza restaurant will close its doors for a two-month renovation. It is expected to reopen in late September or early October, owner Constantine DeRosa said.
“We want to do it now because the summer months are slower,” DeRosa said, adding the busy season is in November.
The renovations, which will cost about $150,000, will allow the restaurant to expand into the space next door. DeRosa said he’s been looking to expand for a while but was waiting for the property to become available.
The updates will create a bigger dining room and kitchen, more space for barstools and a bathroom accessible for handicapped guests. The restaurant, which currently seats 90 people, will be able to seat 156 after the expansion, DeRosa said.
DeRosa said he will be looking to hire, although he has not yet figured out how many more people he will need.
While a bar menu will be added when the eatery reopens, DeRosa said the 29-year-old restaurant’s menu will remain mostly the same.
“As the saying goes, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” he said.
Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant; 6390 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter