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Linguine's returning to Bowmansville with bigger restaurant

Vincent and Linda Desiderio are bringing Linguine's restaurant back, in a bigger, better spot.

After 20 years in a gas station plaza, the Desiderios closed one of the most-loved Italian restaurants in that area in December.

Now they've signed the lease for a new place at 5354 Genesee St., Bowmansville, the former site of Water Lily Cafe. This restaurant, just a few hundred yards from the old one, will have its own parking lot.

There's construction ahead, and the restaurant won't be ready until the fall, or thereabouts, Vincent Desiderio said. The new place will have a new kitchen and more room, but the same Linguine's menu.

Since he closed the old place, he's heard from loyal customers, urging him to get back to work. "It's humbling to have such a great customer base, no doubt about it," he said. "The new landlord made us an offer, and that's why we're coming back," he said, of developer Tony Cutaia, one of those loyal customers.

Also, "I've been a little bored," Desiderio said. "You can only travel so much."

*Read more on Linguine's:
- Report on Linguine's closing
- Andrew Galarneau's dining review from 2015

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