An Italian restaurant that recently closed up shop in Amarillo, Texas, appears to have left behind a sign explaining in graphic detail exactly why it went out of business.

"You sorry assed, rednecked sacked of goat sperm had no idea what you had here!" reads the exclamation-point-heavy "Not Sorry We're Closed" sign. "Good luck with your pre-packaged frozen shit food in this town."

You better believe it goes on:

Maybe you'll remember us when you're boning your sister and think she smells like pasta. We are off to make money in a town whose average IQ is above room temperature! CIAO!!!

Shortly after the sign began spreading online this morning, Sava!'s owners took to their Facebook page to suggest they were not responsible for the strongly worded farewell.

"Don't believe all you hear and see folks!" said a status update published three hours ago.

But web sleuths soon noticed that the restaurant's denial flies in the face of several inarguable truths.

Such as the fact that the sign is posted behind the glass of a locked door.

And just prior to picking up and moving to nearby Lubbuck, Sava!'s executive chef Mark Coffman told the Amarillo Globe-News, "I think Lubbock will get what we do a little better. It’s a bigger wine town."

He also called Amarillo "a tough sell" and griped that customers "think they know what Italian food is and they still argue with me about it."

Another hint that suggests Sava! had more to do with the note than they are willing to concede is the owner's penchant for signing everything with the word "CIAO" in all caps, and this reply posted on Urban Spoon last month that uses suspiciously similar language:

All that being said, it could still be a "malicious" fake as Sava! claims.

But if ultimately proven true, with customer complaints like "wine was old," can you really blame them?

[H/T: Reddit, photos via Facebook]