Monday, January 4, 2021

A new era for Via Della Pace on 4th Street

Via Della Pace, the 17-year-old Italian restaurant that lost its home during the devastating fire on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street last month, has designs on a new East Village home.

The owners are on this month's CB3-SLA docket for a new liquor license for 87 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery, according to public documents posted on the Community Board website. (The item was a scratch from the November agenda.)

A notice about the virtual meeting next Monday is also on the door for neighbors...
Via Della Pace had been closed since the previous fire on Feb. 10, 2020. At the time, the owners were unsure if they would ever be able to reopen on Seventh Street. The fire on Dec. 5 took care of that, as workers had to demolish the five-floor building. (Giovanni Bartocci, the restaurant's co-owner and chef, was able to salvage the Via Della Pace sign, per an Instragram post.)

The CB3 questionnaire shows that the new Via Della Pace, if approved, will have 20 tables with 45 seats. Once hours are back to normal... Via Della Pace will be open for lunch starting at 11 a.m. with proposed closing times of 12:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. 

87 E. Fourth St. has been vacant since Cucina di Pesce closed in September 2018.  

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice, glad to see they’re reopening somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Great news! Glad they found something in the East Village.

Anonymous said...

Stupid landlord let the space sit vacant for OVER TWO YEARS. That's "NYC Landlord Dumb" IMO.

Anonymous said...

This is a good omen to Yay!! & totally agree with 10:08am

102415 said...

Good! I love their food.

Anonymous said...

Amazing news!

DAVID said...

Finally some good news.

Anonymous said...

2021 is starting positive. We should support local businesses esp. this one after it’s been a long time resident of East Village. Glad to see find a new home!

Anonymous said...

I'll miss the old spot, but glad they're coming back!

Anonymous said...

@January 7, 2021 at 10:02 AM -- Cucina's menu is at Nomad around the corner on 2nd Ave between 4th and 5th! Same owner, so he brought the menu from Cucina over to his other restaurant. I can attest that it is delicious out of the Nomad kitchen.