Monday, April 4, 2011

Cafe Centosette closes on Second Avenue

In recent weeks, we noticed "store for rent" signs on Cafe Centosette, the Italian restaurant on Second Avenue at 10th Street...



However, as these photos by EV Grieve correspondent Blue Glass show, the restaurant has closed...



Workers were removing equipment from the storefront this evening.


Reps for the restaurant or the realtor didn't return an email seeking comment.

16 comments:

Jeremy said...

Oh no!!! That was the only decent brunch spot near me with no lines.

Anonymous said...

That's too bad. I first started going there when it was in its original location on Second Avenue. The food was decent but there was much in the way of ambience in this space.

blue glass said...

original original spot was 13th street and third avenue
after keihls moved out

Lisa said...

Swell. Another adult-oriented business goes under, probably to be replaced by Pour House II or some similar execration.

We're doomed.

diehardyuppiescum said...

RIP...will miss the brick oven pizza, the pastas and especially the cheap brunch...the desserts were nice too.

Daria said...

aw. i had quite a few nice meals here (and in the previous location on 3rd). just one more piece of my neighborhood gone.

Markey H DeLaBena said...

Centosette was hounded by L'Oreal, who had bought Kiehls late '90's, to get out as they wanted to expand. And Centosette moved to the current location.
Sorry,
good bye,
what's that asking price for the rental?

EV Grieve said...

@Markey

Haven't seen it listed anywhere just yet...

Anonymous said...

is the pizza place this place the same thing? I've always wanted to eat at the pizza place is it any good? or is it gone too?

EV Grieve said...

@anon 10:56

The pizza place closed too.

Anonymous said...

Too bad. I used to eat here all the time. Brunch was great and not too pricey. But they got some decent competition from Plum across the street. I started going to Plum more in recent months. The pasta dishes are simple but great. The manager used to work at Patsy's. It's like going to Patsy's without having to trek over to the University Place or the 23rd Street location!

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of vacant store fronts in the EV now, has anyone else noticed this?

Anonymous said...

Really sad about this -- it was terrific and reasonably priced. Am irritated by the influx of "idiocy" that passes for restaurants. Just one after another -- overpriced drinks and not much else. But, death of Telephone...what do you want? Idiot realtors, greedy landlords, too many college trust fund brats.
Basta.

Lorien said...

This is the worst news ever! Bummer...

Brimstone Jenkins said...

It will be interesting to see how many stores will shut down before rents start to decline. Can't make money on an empty store front.

Anonymous said...

The pizza in the back cafe was excellent...

I dread and fear what will take its place at this location.