Apizz on Eldridge Street Closes Again, Likely for Keeps this Time

Posted on: February 16th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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Apizz peaced out?

The low-key, yet expensive Tuscan Italian restaurant was placed on death watch last summer due to some erratic operation hours. At the time, the restaurant abruptly shuttered without any notice to patrons. Then a few days later, it was back in business. Seven months on, another scare is upon us. And this time, it looks like the closure is for keeps.

A concerned reader tells us that Apizz has been out of commission since late last week. Calls go unanswered and the website is down (redirects to purchase the domain). Most telling, however, is that the business removed itself from the Open Table reservation system.

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Peasant veteran John LaFemina opened the rustic, windowless Apizz at 217 Eldridge Street in 2003, specializing in dinner service Tuesdays through Sundays. Two years later, he scored dual success with the introduction of The Orchard two blocks east. That establishment shuttered in June 2011.

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