Everyone's favourite new Italian restaurant Giuseppe's Cantina recently faced a huge set back during Covid-19.
Following on from countless hours of preparation, renovation and dedication for their new look dinning experience, the restaurant had to shut it's doors after being open for less than two months.
"It was devastating as we weren't open for very long at all," said general manager Jessica James.
"Everyone worked so hard to get the ball rolling and we were all so proud of the new project we brought to Mount Isa, then all of a sudden we had no choice but to close our doors," she said.
"We stuck together really well, we remained in contact with a team Facebook page and we would call one another just to check in and see how everyone was going."
But now things are certainly on the up for the restaurant.
"We are actually busier now then we were pre Covid-19, I think people really missed going out for dinner during lockdown," Ms James said.
"The restaurant is booked out a week in advance and we have been full even on the less busy nights."
Ms James said they have had to make a few changes post Covid-19.
"We have had to install a beautiful white picket fence in the middle of the restaurant to ensure our customers maintain social distancing," she said.
"With being affiliated with Ibis Hotels we have to follow several covid safe check lists and guidelines.
"We are going above and beyond with our cleaning practices and can safely say we are doing a great job. We even have specific cleaning kits in every department."
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