Bruschetteria on Rivington is Kaput

Posted on: February 7th, 2013 at 6:28 am by


The (relatively) old guard of Lower East Side establishments continue to perish in the face of the recent gold rush. Bruschetteria became the latest victim, having bit the dust within the last couple weeks. The cozy eatery at 92 Rivington Street, brainchild of Frank Vivolo, quietly shuttered with barely a whisper to the community which fostered its existence.

A note on the website confirms the closure, but also offers hope to fans. Team Bruschetteria hopes to see patrons “at a future location soon.” In the meantime, it’s worth reiterating that Vivolo partnered with Rob Shamlian for a much different venture around the corner on Orchard – Tiny Fork.

Vivolo opened the Italian spot some eight years ago, just when Hell Square was in its infancy.

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  • Joey

    This is a real bummer. Amazing value at this place, sorry to see it go. Was always solid and so cheap for what you got.

  • T-Bone

    This is a shame. I remember the first time I came into this neighborhood to sign the lease for my apartment around the corner I ate here. It was delicious. Sad to see it go :(