Monday, July 19, 2021

Italian favorite Via Della Pace announces itself in new 4th Street home

The new home of Via Della Pace looks to be shaping up at 87 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery. (You can see the VDP-branded awning here, for starters.)

As we noted in January, the owners were on the CB3-SLA docket for a new liquor license for this space.

The 17-year-old Italian restaurant lost its home during the devastating fire on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street in December 2020.

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 reopen on Seventh Street. The fire last 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.)

No word on a possible opening date.

This part of the storefront at 87 E. Fourth St. has been vacant since Cucina di Pesce closed in September 2018.  

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes!!! Fantastic news, really been missing them.

LPIFLY said...

YES!!!!!
EV revivals are the bessssst

Anonymous said...

Great news

MrNiceGuy said...

Welcome back!! Great news, this is one of the best comeback stories of the pandemic (starting your pandemic with a fire is just cruel). Looking forward to a glass of wine soon!

Giovanni Bartocci said...

Love always win!! ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻