Changes Afoot at Allegro Romano...and More


The exterior of Allegro Romano. Yelp photo by Tiffany L.

According to an ABC license transfer, the chef-owner of Ideale in North Beach, Maurizio Bruschi, is possibly taking over ~ALLEGRO ROMANO~ from another fellow Roman, Lorenzo Logoreci. I reached out to Ideale and Maurizio’s business partner, Giuseppe Terminiello, for confirmation and more information, but didn’t hear back in time for my deadline. In the meantime, entertain yourself with the recent spate of one-star reviews on Yelp about the cranky proprietor—sounds like someone forgot about the “allegro” in their business name. 1701 Jones St. at Broadway, 415-928-4002.

After being temporarily closed for the past nine months, it looks like ~BUTTERMILK SOUTHERN KITCHEN~ in the Mission has closed for good. According to a tablehopper tipster, the space was getting cleaned out this past weekend, and the awning now says ~YU SAN FONG~. If anyone has any intel, do tell! 2848 23rd St. at Bryant.