Geppetto’s Log - Stardate 022621.1
The calm before the storm. Or should I say AFTER the storm? One day shy of two weeks... power came on at the house! Amazing what you take for granted. Also amazing how many times a person can walk into rooms with no power flipping switches in vain. This whole season has been a brain twister but we are still standing! We are open for 25% dine in. No more than 50 inside at a time including staff. Talk about staff! We are stocked and loaded... best crew in town. No breakfast this weekend. It’s coming... just not yet. We are here... ready to serve. You know who’s in charge of invitations. Let the fun begin! Geppetto's Italian Restaurant 503.378.1271
Geppetto’s Log - Stardate 021821.1
Mr. Toad’s wild ride just doesn’t seem to stop.
Freezing rain and power outages put the kibosh on a lot of things. Our crab cakes and wild mushroom risotto never made it out of the gate. Went straight to the dumpster after the power outage. While we were sad to see them go to waste... we managed to reopen and have been serving up our regular menu; pizza, pasta and more! Despite the bitter cold... live music happened along with outdoor dining on Valentine’s Day. Nathan Olsen and his buddy, Wes, entertained guests with a wonderful variety of music. Patio heaters did the trick. Lap blankets were loaned to those who needed them. Takeout and delivery brought food to folks... some are still in the dark. While we are excited about our breakfast menu... we are putting that on hold until March. We have hope that better... warmer days are coming. And wouldn’t it be something if we were allowed to serve food and drink inside too!
Roger and I are still without power at home... and it seems it could be quite some time before it is restored. Don’t worry about us. There are many folks in far greater need. Check on your elderly neighbors. A woman from Indiana called to order food delivered to her sister in law, who lives here in Salem. She had sent the police to do a well check days prior because no one had heard from her. When I arrived with her spaghetti and birthday dessert... she was emotional and in disbelief. She’d had no way to communicate because she hadn’t charged her little flip phone before the power went out. I took her phone back to the restaurant for charging. Brought it back later along with a back up charger.
There may be many like her. We are coming up on seven days without power. Let’s take good care of each other. A hot meal and a good charge can make all the difference. Stay safe. Keep looking up. Be the light and find the funny whenever possible!
Danner & Soli Vintage and Unique Event Decor... and Simply Event Rentals, thank you!
Your Valentine’s Day contributions made a world of difference in our outdoor dining set up. Thank you and bless you!
PS... We have two phone lines at the restaurant and an answering machine which picks up when both lines are tied up. Can somebody please tell me why it is that sometimes when people call the restaurant they get a fax machine signal... when we don’t even have a fax machine!! Who the heck do we call for help with something like this? I know now it’s not Comcast or Xfinity... or whatever it is they call themselves! We shall get there... together... one day at a time. More soon!
Geppetto’s Log - Stardate 021221.2
Okay... I’ve held out long enough! Yes, the weather is a bit of a problem... but LOVE PREVAILS at Geppetto’s! We are open... outside... undercover... with heat lamps. To top it off... Nathan Olsen will be playing live tonight starting at 5:30! Bundle up and come on out! And btw... our new Bloody Mary-Nara’s aren’t just for breakfast anymore! Takeout and delivery are also available... as long as the roads are passable! 503.378.1271
Geppetto’s Log - Stardate 021221.1
It’s cold outside but we are up and running for breakfast! It smells like fresh biscuits and sausage gravy in here! As long as you can get here safely... we are here to serve. Also... if you’re just getting off work... the oven is on and we can make pizza!! Thin crust, thick crust, deep dish, stuffed! Call to order takeout... or dine outside under one of our fine patio heaters! Geppetto's Italian Restaurant 503.378.1271
Geppetto’s Log 020721.1
We are serving breakfast outside! Chef, Frank Primley, just keeps coming up with more good stuff! He is using what we already have and making it breakfast! Now available... Geppetto’s Italian Focaccia French Toast. (Say that five times fast!) $13.99 full order $7.99 half. (Half order seen below. It’s sensationally sweet and savory! Also... something affordable for the kiddos... 3 things... $5, pancake or toast, one meat... one egg. Or sub one of your choices for two of the others! This is fun! Call to order for pickup or dine outside... breakfast at Geppetto’s! 503.378.1271 Thank you, Danner & Soli Vintage and Unique Event Decor! We wouldn’t look this good without you!
I can’t believe I’m about to write this... We are open for lunch, dinner... AND BREAKFAST! Flight Deck Frank flew the coop and has landed at Geppetto's Italian Restaurant! His Biscuits & Gravy are in the house... Country Fried Pork Tenderloin too! It smells so dang good in here! Photos to come. Seating is outside. Patio heaters in place... but bundle up... it’s chilly willy out there. Takeout is also an option. Set up is a work in progress. Pardon our mess. Special thanks to Danner & Soli Vintage and Unique Event Decor. Business helping business... keeping us all in business. We move forward with courage and are humbled by the opportunity to serve. Reservations are not required but encouraged. 503.378.1271
TEL: (503) 378-1271
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 9:30pm
616 Lancaster Dr NE | Salem, OR 97301