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

16 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. 😥

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.