Luigi's sign

Luigi's in Old Town Kern has been a Bakersfield landmark for more than a century. 

Well-known Bakersfield eatery Luigi's Restaurant and Delicatessen announced it's closed temporarily due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, said owner Gino Valpredo.

Valpredo told The Californian after the employee's test came back positive Wednesday, "we decided to be responsible" and close the restaurant.

The restaurant will be closed until Tuesday, however its deli will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, according to a sign posted on the front door of the establishment.

"We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you," said the sign from management.

Online orders and pick-up are currently unavailable, Valpredo said.

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