Dear Friend and Customer,

It is now fifty two years since I started my restaurant business at La Taverna. During this time I have enjoyed much success and enormous satisfaction from running the restaurant. I have always been very proud of its great reputation as the first Italian Restaurant in Windsor, thanks very much to your support throughout. However, at eighty one years of age, I have finally decided that it is a good time for me to retire.

It is with sadness that I am writing to you to tell you that our last day of opening will be Saturday 5th April 2014.

I can look back on the past fifty two years with a great deal of pride and with so many fond memories. I have enjoyed such wonderful times in looking after my customers, always with the support of my family, my staff and my friends, many of whom I met first either in La Taverna or in Don Peppino.

I would like to thank you very much for being a part of that journey and, if I do not see you before we close, may I take this opportunity to send you my very best wishes for the future.

Please look out for me if ever you are travelling on Lake Como!


Kind Regards


Peppino Battocchi