Overland Park’s Villa Capri Restaurant is relocating after 53 years at 81st Street and Metcalf Avenue.
Founder Tony Scudiero operated the restaurant until 2012. Then, after some health problems, he turned it over to his son Steve Scudiero.
Steve Scudiero had worked at Villa Capri off and on for 40 years. He plans to close the original location at 8126 Floyd St. at the end of the month and is in final negotiations to reopen the restaurant at 10412 Mastin St. by early July.
“I’ve seen a decline in the Metcalf corridor traffic between 75th and 91st streets. There are a lot of car lots and empty lots,” he said.
Villa Capri is known for its classic Italian dishes — spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, lasagna, manicotti, chicken parmigiana, and pizza.
When Villa Capri opens in the new location it also will have a new name, Steve’s Villa Capri.