Mickey G's owner Michael Gucciardo

Michael Gucciardo opened his new Mickey G’s Italian Bistro and Pizzera in the middle of this week’s ice storm but that didn’t slow business with standing room only crowds at the new restaurant on 113 Parkview Rd (Next to the Floyd Fitness Center).

Crowds packed the new eatery for dinner Friday night and again at lunch on Saturday, sampling both the Italian delicacies on the menu along with pizza.

Mickey G’s marks the return of Gucciardo to the Floyd area. A native of Brookyn, Gucciardo was the chef and co-owner at The Pine Tavern Restaurant for several years. He also was chef at Nicos in Roanoke, Sals in Radford and other venues. He is well-known in the area.

The menu features reasonably-priced Italian dishes and pizza for eating in or take out. The menu is extensive and very Italian.

Those who have sampled the fare describe it in one word: “Great.”