Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pasquale's Ristorante closes doors in Rio Rancho.(Dining)

Byline: Dining Tips & Tabs By Charlotte Balcomb Lane OF THE JOURNAL

Several readers have called with bad news Pasquale's Ristorante & Pizzeria in Rio Rancho has closed its doors. Owner Joan DiGiovanna said she closed the restaurant around Christmas because she needed to balance demands of work and family life.

"I've opted to put my children first. My customers are my family too, but I have to remember which family comes first," said DiGiovanna. "It wasn't an easy decision for me. I really, really care about my customers."

While doors may be closed, DiGiovanna said she has been actively seeking a business partner who will take over the restaurant, so she can concentrate on her catering operation, A Bit of the Ritz. …

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