Sugo Cafe has been sold and is now under operation of new owners.

Sugo Cafe (62 W. Park) has been sold and is now under operation of the new owners. I am told that there will be changes to the menu, amongst other things.

Personal feelings:  I went to Sugo the first week they opened back in 2008 and even did a mini review:

“I went to Sugo Cafe and liked it. The owner was really nice and they have live entertainment and comedy on the weekends. It’s not your typical Italian food that you would find at Gino’s or Mulberry Street. Being an Italian myself, I was pleasantly surprised and not bored. Mulberry Street was a little too boring for me (sorry). [LINK]

So yes, at the time when Sugo first opened, I was under the impression that it was more of an Italian restaurant. That changed almost immediately, as the the menu grew with a plethora of other ethnic cuisines. Many confused by this diverse menu would say Sugo has an ‘identity crisis,” but that’s why I like going there; it’s eclectic!

Besides being different, I always appreciated how they directly competed with other local restaurants. I remember after Currywurst opened, a german sausage appetizer appear on the menu. I made a comment to Alan [the previous owner] about that and he responded with a big smile and a wink. Hey, competition is a good thing when it comes to food! I don’t mind when restaurants push each other.

THEY ARE STILL OPEN and I wish the new owners best of luck. I’m sure I’ll be there soon. I just hope they stay eclectic and don’t just become just another ordinary restaurant.

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9 thoughts on “Sugo Cafe has been sold and is now under operation of new owners.”

  1. Wow so many changes in Long Beach. I heard there are new owners at Swing Belly’s too. I hope they maintain the standard of food , I loved the food there!

  2. I went to Sugo last Thursday for the first time in years. I always liked it but for some reason just was not drawn to go back. I was very impressed with my meal and the service. I met the new owner as it was his first night “on the job”. He is a veteran in the industry and after speaking with him for about 20 minutes I expect to see great things at Sugo and will definitely be back. He came to our table and asked my date what type of drink she likes because she wasn’t sure what she wanted. She told him what she liked, he went to the bar and whipped something up, and she loved it! This type of personal attention and customer service is something that is lacking in LB and restaurant owners and waiters/waitresses/bartenders should know how important it is in order to bring people back! Way to go Sugo….best of luck..keep up the good work!!

  3. Went there on Valentine’s day. I think the new owners’ name is Matt. We had a nice time that night and are looking forward to going back to try their regular menu.

  4. We loved Sugo! One of the few places down here where you could get something “different” to eat. Loved the variety, not just tidbits and wings. Best of luck to Allen….

    Now the most important question…what is going to happen w their food truck??

  5. On a semi-related note…regarding the food trucks. I wish they would just do a bump out on the boardwalk and make a permanent u-shaped food court area in the same location. It would looks nicer, be more accessible, and you woul be able to see the ocean while you eat. Anybody agree/disagree?

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