Man, there are some unfortunate closures to report, starting with a North Beach classic, L’OSTERIA DEL FORNO, which has cyrptically closed after 27 years in business. Scoop reports there was a sign in the window that stated it was closed for renovations, but it also reportedly said that “they weren’t sure where the restaurant was headed once the work was done, so they wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that made this 27-year journey possible.’” But their phone is disconnected and their OpenTable reservations page is down, so yeah, that’s all pretty strange. Fingers crossed they return, it’s a special and nostalgic place for so many. 519 Columbus Ave. at Stockton.
Unfortunately ~1300 ON FILLMORE~ is closing its doors after 10 years, but Hoodline has a coda to the stories reported elsewhere. It looks like owners Monetta White and her husband chef David Lawrence are going to reconcept and hope to relaunch something new in the location. In the meantime, they will be renting out the restaurant as an event space (perfectly swanky for holiday parties!). And Black Bark BBQ down the street remains open. There will be a closing party on Wednesday October 25th.
Over the weekend, CRAFSTMAN & WOLVES closed their Russian Hill location after two years in the space. 1643 Pacific Ave. at Polk. [Via Scoop.]
We received word that the famous sushi boat restaurant in Japantown, ISOBUNE, has closed. (“All the boats are out of the moat and it’s dark at noon on a Tuesday.”) But it also seems there’s a new boat place that has opened nearby (hmmm). Kintetsu Mall, 1737 Post St. at Webster.
A tablehopper reader let me know PARAGON in SoMa has closed (on October 13th), which was confirmed with a note on their website. 701 2nd St. at King.
L’Osteria del Forno, we hope you come back. Photo via Facebook.