Closures: Bar Bambino, Gio's, Le Cigare Volant

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Bar Bambino interior (photo from website).

Yesterday, owner Christopher Losa of ~BAR BAMBINO~ announced the restaurant’s final night of service will be on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2012, after nearly six years in business. You can come in and say farewell over the next couple of weeks. Best wishes to the staff.

Meanwhile, old-timer ~GIO’S~ has been sold after 25 years, much to the sadness of the establishment’s many, many devoted regulars. The Scoop reveals owner Giovanni Costabile has sold the restaurant to the folks behind nearby pub Irish Times. The restaurant will be open for the next couple of months while the license is transferred. Best wishes to the Costabile family and their staff. 531 Commercial St. at Sansome, 415-362-0800.

Last week, Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard sent out an announcement (cleverly entitled “Doonsday?”) that the Santa Cruz restaurant ~LE CIGARE VOLANT~ is unfortunately closing December 31st, 2012. The tasting room will continue to be open in the location. 328 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, 831-425-3625.