About 2017-11-16T18:32:01+00:00
Our Story :
Mezzaluna Aspen opened in 1987. It transferred to the present owners in 1993. All along our philosophy has been to take care of our customers and staff as best as we can. We have always wanted the relationship to be long term and this is our goal at Willits.
We aim to provide the best possible service – friendly and efficient and thorough.
We also aim to provide a top class dining experience with an upbeat, energetic atmosphere. Pop in with the kids for a quick pizza. Enjoy happy hour at the bar after work. Come back with friends and enjoy our full menu and extensive cocktail and wine list. We want to be part of your weekly routine.
Our food philosophy is simple. House-made wherever possible. We roast and smoke our own tomatoes, garlic and vegetables for our sauces. Stocks simmer for forty eight hours. Pizza dough and dressings all made fresh daily, we bake our own breads and bread sticks and make all desserts in house. We want you to notice the difference house-made represents.
Grant Sutherland :
Born in Scotland. Moved to Lake Tahoe in 1987 and to Aspen in 1988. I now live five minutes from Willits.
Summer 1990 I started Juniors European Soccer Camps which I still run today every summer. I also coached the Aspen High School boys and girls soccer teams for many years.
I started working at Mezzaluna as a bus boy under the original ownership. In 1993 when Deryk took over I had worked my way up to manager. I stayed on with the new owners and now Deryk and I are sole partners in both Aspen and Willits. The American dream come true!!
We are proud and happy to be part of the local community and also proud to be locally owned and operated.
Deryk Cave :
Born in Liverpool England. Came to the USA in 1981. Ended up in Aspen in 1982 to live the life of a ski bum. After waiter and management stints in several Aspen restaurants, took over Mezzaluna Aspen with my friend Joe Cosniac in 1993. I live a few blocks from the Aspen location and still get to ski four or five time a week. Work hard and take care of people, every person, every day – The American dream came true for me too!!