Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Reader report: Tarallucci e Vino has closed

After more than 20 years on the NW corner of 10th Street and First Avenue, Tarallucci e Vino has shut its doors. 

Workers were spotted clearing out the space yesterday. A worker confirmed that Sunday was the last day in business for the all-day cafe-restaurant ...
We reached out for more information. 

The other locations (including the UWS, NoMad and Union Square) remain open. 

Tarallucci e Vino owner Luca Di Pietro, his wife Kate and daughter Isabella launched the Feed the Frontlines NYC initiative at the start of the pandemic to feed New Yorkers in need and help restaurant workers stay employed. 

Top photo by Jason McGroarty; others by Steven

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Weren't they closed for some long time and reopened, pre pandemic?

Anonymous said...

This really stinks. Why is everything in this area closing? Rent. Tatsu closed, as did the best bodega/deli on the corner. Something needs to be done about the rents here as no business can sustain paying. Landlords need to be majorly reigned in and stop their whining

Xeo said...

You used to be able to go in and buy their baguette... I would do that.

It was some of the best around. But after their renovation, I went in and asked to buy some baguette there and they looked at me funny and said they don't do that anymore.

I mean, alright.

But I didn't go again /shrug

Anonymous said...

Sad news

Anonymous said...

Why do these places close without any advance warning?

Doug said...

One of my go-to brunch spots. :(

Anonymous said...

these guys had a great morning situation, with nice pastries and good real italian coffee... they moved to a more cocktail / wine bar / small plates model before pandemic and it never made any sense... such a shame for all the nice folks who worked there for yeeeears like bar man Alfonso, was such a nice unpretentious place

Anonymous said...

I'm not super surprised by this. Once they reopened the hours were all over the map. No more mornings and most of the afternoon closed. Then closed again at night.

Anonymous said...

10th street deli was amazing. Every single day I miss them. The sad depressing replacement on 9th is a joke. The prices are absurd and food beyond lackluster. But those are the only ones who can survive with these rents.

Giovanni said...

Their other locations are much better in areas that support upscale businesses. The EV looks like crap these days and until someone starts cleaning the streets more nice restaurants with better locations will leave as many have already .

Anonymous said...

Seriously the graffiti and street garbage are the worst I've seen in 15 years. Pandemic's over, time to clean the f up.

Rbrungard said...

This makes me feel so sad. I used to spend afternoons outside there with my computer doing remote work. It was an amazing experience, perfect way to work. I guess our crazy rents are dumping out more and more businesses. đŸ˜„

Anonymous said...

TeV was a staple of my old EV scene, back in the good old days. The place for coffee and dessert. But it's time to join the rest I guess. I'd estimate the percentage of my old EV favorites still in business today, at around 10%.

Dan said...

this sucks

elyse said...

They had the best espresso drinks in the entire EV. This is beyond sad. And no previous warning or a chance to say goodbye. What a shame and a depressing moment for the EV.

Anonymous said...

Very sad -- it was a very neighborhoody, unassuming little place. That said, it was too grown up for what the neighborhood has become -- just a party zone for kids from Jersey.

annak said...

I don't know where I've been, but learning that vino tarallucci vino has closed is a total bummer. My late husband and I were there in its first days, welcoming Luca to the neighborhood, and staying throughout all those random renovations. We loved the early morning espresso at the window; the cafe was my go-to place, whenever whoever was in town, when girlfriends and I just wanted a glass of wine, during the Halloween thing when kids came in and I brought my own candies to throw in their little bags, or just when I wanted to sit at the bar, a regular. We could chat with others about the blind dates, wishing them well. I once made a bet with a stranger that Trump would lose. Where is that guy? He owes me money.

Then the pandemic, and all-over-the-place hours: I couldn't keep up. I loved that joint, and, after an operation, went back, but poof. I am so sorry it's gone. Now where?

Anonymous said...

I haven’t been to the 10th and 1st location in a while but when I used to go there, it was pretty nice around. Sad to hear that the garbage and environment is declining

Anonymous said...

This was one of the first spots a good friend of mine introduced me to when I moved to New York. I fell in love with it immediately. The customer service, the food selection, the outdoor seating-my friend and I would spend hours there, drinking wine, chatting and people watching. It’s sad to see such a historical landmark gone. I’ll visit the other locations but not sure it’ll have the same nostalgia and impact.