Da Silvano, has served its last meal. The celeb hotspot and longtime favorite NYC Italian restaurant closed Tuesday night. Owner Silvano Marchetto blaming rising operating costs including rent that’d risen from $500 a month when the eatery opened in 1975 to $41,000 a month this year.
At last year’s 40th birthday celebration, Marchetto noted the rent increase, but told the Wall Street Journal he’d
“be here all [his] life.”
Critic Frank Bruni wrote in a 2006 review,
“Da Silvano, which received two stars in The New York Times from Ruth Reichl in 1998, has been around for more than three decades. Over that time it has evolved from a trailblazing showcase for unadorned Tuscan cooking to something of a downtown Elaine’s, with a proprietor, Silvano Marchetto, practiced at coddling stars and manufacturing his own luster.”
One by one, they all fall down.