Little Seattle Blues: Via Tribunali is Finished with Ludlow Street
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A tipster brought word last week that Via Tribunali had been strangely closed during peak dinner hours. Chairs on tables, blue neon unplugged; a ghost town. “I was there about a week and a half ago and it was VERY open,” the person wrote to us.
Well, it’s now confirmed; they served their last Neopolitan pie. The Lower East Side outpost of the Seattle eatery shuttered without any announcement to patrons or the community at large. Social media is mum on the matter and the phones are greeted with a simple voice message. This relative high-profile closure follows a recent change of ownership that ultimately resulted in a liquidation of staff back in July. We reported at the time that several employees were pink-slipped due to the “impending doom” of the restaurant. So, this news really isn’t that surprising, after all.
Those we know who patronized the joint had noted a marked nosedive in the food quality and overall service. What was your experience there?
Via Tribunali first landed at 122 Ludlow Street as part of “Little Seattle” in March 2012. The pizzeria arrived at roughly the same time as its northwest cousin, Caffe Vita, which it should be noted, remains open.