Anthony's Italian Kitchen announced that it will soon close its doors.  The Privette Family, owners and operators of the Italian Restaurant, recently made a post on Facebook explaining their difficult decision to close.

Anthony's Italian Kitchen was named Tuscaloosa's Best Restaurant in our annual Munch Madness Competition in 2016.

This announcement breaks my heart, as I've gotten to know the Privette family over the years and think they are all wonderful people. My family and I have been eating at Anthony's since they opened in 2015, and I hate losing this special spot. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and wish them nothing but the best.

My daughter at Anthony's shortly after they opened in 2015 (Meg Summers/TSM)