Some Quick Restaurant News Tidbits


The pizza oven at Una Pizza Napoletana.

The ~UNA PIZZA NAPOLETANA~ vacation ends tomorrow, Wednesday November 3rd, so you can head in and get your fix.

The Inside Scoop reported that ~JOE DIMAGGIO’S ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE~ in North Beach is now closed. 601 Union St. at Stockton.

Haighteration uncovered quite a bit of news about some closures (and openings) on the 400 block of Divisadero: ~FIVE STAR TRUFFLES~ (411 Divisadero) is closing at the end of the year, and the owner has reportedly found a new space “in the Castro near the post office—a smaller space that used to house a flower shop.” And after 26 years of business, ~COUNTRY CHEESE CO.~ (425 Divisadero) is also closing by the end of the year. The reason? “Owner Mario Mariscal tells Haighteration that he has just received a 90-day notice confirming that his month-to-month lease on the space is coming to an end. While his future plans are unclear, Mario hopes to relocate the business to somewhere nearby, citing his devoted local customer base.”

The good news? “A new street food vendor, ~THE KING OF CÜRRYWURST~, will be setting up shop in the lot adjacent to 425 Divisadero… Adolphs signed a year-long lease on the Divisadero space. As soon as the permitting process is complete (probably by December or January), Adolphs will be operating his cart daily for lunchtime and afternoon crowds.”

Also heard that ~LOCANDA DA EVA~ in Berkeley is closing this Sunday for a quick remodel, reopening Wednesday November 10th with new décor by Shawn E. Hall.