A Northwest restaurant is back in business after an SUV slammed through its front wall Friday night.
It happened at Piccolo's Ristorante in the 5700 block of Evers Road.
The driver of a van in the parking lot accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, which caused her to push a parked SUV through the front of the restaurant.
After hearing about the accident, many customers showed up Saturday, not only for dinner, but to make sure everyone was okay.
"I've been coming here for 20 years and a friend of mine told me that it had been smashed into," said longtime customer David Jackson. "I was concerned about the people that work here because I know Vilma (Piccolo's owner Vilma Napolitan) and all the people. It's the best place in the world to eat red snapper."
No one was injured, but many customers were worried about their favorite restaurant and owner.
"We were concerned because we just love her (Piccolo's owner Vilma Napolitan)," said Deborah Delgado Robinson. "So, when we heard the accident had happened, I was like, 'Oh my God.'"
Napolitan said some of her customers even called the restaurant to check on her.
"They heard it on the news," said Napolitan. "And, they are very concerned about us, our business, our customers and everyone else that was here last night."
After making a few quick fixes to the front of the building, Piccolo's opened at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Longtime customer Chaz Neely was one of the first customers through the door.
"We eat here all the time," said Neely. "Real good food, great service, great atmosphere."
For now, the front wall of the restaurant is boarded up, but after owners get the insurance situated on Monday, Napolitan said they plan on remodeling.