Photo by Derek Berg
ICYMI: Via Della Pace is reopening in a new space at 87 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery. And now the awning is in place.
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 an opening date.
This part of the storefront at 87 E. Fourth St. has been vacant since Cucina di Pesce closed in September 2018.