The Steps of Rome Caffe. Photo from Yelp.
Last week, I received a call from Scott Holley, the owner of ~STEPS OF ROME CAFFE~ in North Beach, who told me that the Steps was now closed. About six months ago, he also closed the neighboring Steps of Rome Trattoria; he owned both businesses for 10 years. No more swarthy buskers with heavy accents, no more pasta alla vodka, no more tiramisu, and no more raucous parties during the World Cup. Oh wait, that was all fun in my 20s—it’s been awhile. 348 Columbus Ave. at Grant.
The Market Street location of ~CAFFE TRIESTE~ has closed. According to their website, the building has been sold, hence the closure. 1667 Market St. at Gough.
LiveSOMA noted that ~EDDIE RICKENBACKER’S~ has closed; Scoop picks up that Rick Howard (Harry’s on Fillmore, Bruno’s) is reportedly taking it over and will be keeping the name as is (although the motorcycles suspended from the ceiling are being auctioned off—those things always made me nervous). 133 2nd St. at Mission.
Was sorry to see that ~LA CICCIA~ will be closed from June 12th-17th for a family emergency; the restaurant will reopen on Tuesday June 19th.