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.
According to public documents posted on the Community Board website, 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. (The item was a scratch from the November agenda.)
Via Della Pace had been closed since the previous fire on Feb. 10, 2020. At the time, the owners were unsure if they would 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 Instagram 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.