We are pleased to announce that we are fully open for outdoors seating and at 50% capacity for indoor dining.
COVID SAFE UPDATE: Il Canale’s Employees Continue To Receive Pay Throughout The COVID-19 Crisis
Update: As of 4/29/2020, Il Canale has reopened for curbside takeout/Delivery
In the news: Modeling admirable business behavior, Il Canale will be continuing to pay its employees despite the restaurant being shut down throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
Many companies are laying off employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Farruggio closed down Il Canale but is keeping his staff on the payroll in an effort to support service industry workers who are otherwise out of work and without income.
Mark Cuban has said how companies treat workers during a pandemic could define their brand ‘for decades’, and Joe Farruggio, the owner of Il Canale is already making a difference with his restaurant.
“If small businesses can do it, big companies can do it too. Humanity at the time of coronavirus, matters.”
While the federal government is offering many loans to small businesses for them to keep employees on payroll, Joe Farruggio made a bold decision to keep them and pay them before Il Canale receives the loan from the stimulus packages. This decision comes at a time when most, if not all restaurants have shut down and ceased all business operations – save for some take-out and delivery options. As a result, many workers in the food and services industry – often of the working class who rely on their work for their income – have been placed in a precarious position at a time when they are most vulnerable.
“The coronavirus outbreak has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs. Our operations have been paused but I wanted to do something different at Il Canale and help my staff navigate through this unprecedented time. Il Canale’s employees will continue to receive pay throughout the crisis. I am keeping all my employees even though we had to close down the restaurant out of the safety concerns and we did not get the loan yet” Farruggio stated.
He added: “If small businesses can do it, big companies can do it too. Humanity at the time of coronavirus, matters.”
MESSAGE FROM IL CANALE’S FOUNDER JOE FARRUGGIO REGARDING COVID-19
Update: As of 4/29/2020, Il Canale has Reopened for curbside carryout/Delivery
Dear Friends and Members of the Media,
I would like to update you on the steps we are taking to keep IL CANALE safe for you and your loved ones. IL CANALE considers the health and safety of our guests and staff a top priority. Me and my team are working proactively during this trying time as concern grows regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all at our family restaurant.
The safety of IL CANALE’s loyal customers and your loved ones continues to be of primary importance to me and my excellent, hardworking staff. Out of an abundance of caution, I have decided to close, temporarily, IL CANALE. This decision, I did not take lightly, but what it means to be an Italian is to take care of and protect the family. You are IL CANALE’s family and to assure everyone’s wellbeing and safety is at the core of the Italian soul. We are leading by example and I would encourage other restaurants to do the same.
Me and my team are monitoring developments from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health agencies for the latest developments related to COVID-19 and we will make adjustments and communicate, promptly, regarding any operational changes. We will continue to keep you updated through email, our social media accounts, and the website www.ilcanale.com. We highly recommend our customers to check our website for updates regularly and follow the health advice of relevant authorities. Our hearts go out to the people and families who have been affected by this unprecedented event. Our thoughts are with you as we all work to navigate this challenging time.
CEO of Il Canale
For all questions you may have, please feel free to contact our communications department at email@example.com
Update: Il Canale open for takeout/delivery
Il Canale is pleased to announce that we have reopened for curbside takeout and delivery. We would like to ensure our guests that we are taking every precaution possible to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.
For Takeout, please call us at 202-337-4444 to place an order. We are accepting takeout orders only over the phone.
For Delivery, please order through one of our delivery partners included DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Caviar. Our alcohol menu is available only on DoorDash.
We are selling wines bottles at amazing prices, please inquire over the phone.
We look forward to your order!
Grazie a tutti,