[Reader photo from Saturday night]
Multiple EVG readers have noted that East 12th Osteria is back in business... dinner service resumed last Wednesday evening here on First Avenue and 12th Street.
This comes after the State seized the space early last week for nonpayment of taxes. Those notices coincided with flyers stating that the restaurant will be relocating.
Eater reported that restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine owed more than $190,000 in unpaid taxes.
Despite the back taxes, the State appeared to be willing to work it out with chef/owner chef Roberto Deiaco.
Department of Tax and Finance spokesman James Gazzale says that they are still in contact with the owner and want to work out a plan to return the business. "We never want to see this happen," he says.
We reached out to East 12th Osteria for comment and will update when/if we hear back.