Fior d’Italia exterior; photo from Facebook.
Edible Escapes was the first to release the news of the closure of ~FIOR D’ITALIA~, known for being America’s oldest Italian restaurant. After a 126-year run, the restaurant closed last night. Scoop mentions partner Trudy Audieri “and her husband Gianni (also the chef) want to reopen Fior D’Italia at some point down the line. They actually tried to buy out the other owner, Bob Larive, unsuccessfully prior to the closure.” 2237 Mason St. at Chestnut.
On the comeback trail, ~CELIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT~ in the Outer Sunset reopened this Saturday May 19th after closing for a renovation. 4019 Judah St. at 45th Ave., 415-564-0662.
At the end of Sunday May 27th, ~CROWN & CRUMPET~ will be closing its Ghirardelli Square tearoom and should be reopening in a downtown San Francisco location in the early fall. If all goes well with the deal, owners Amy and Christopher Dean will also be unveiling a new private party room, tea bar, and their retail shop, Fancy Goods.