Fior d’Italia, the 126-year-old San Francisco Italian restaurant that calls itself the oldest in the counrty, will serve its last Caesar salad tonight, according to Inside Scoop. Owners Trudy Audieri and her husband chef Gianni moved their restaurant to its current location in a less busy stretch of The Wharf in 2005, after a huge fire ravaged the prior location on Washington Square Park. The Audieri’s hope to go out strong tonight, and they say this may not be the last of them. There’s a chance they’ll resurface at some time, somewhere, although their 90-deep menu of Italian-American classics is probably not long for this world.
Mission Loc@l passes on a note on The Summit‘s (780 Valencia) website, stating that their last day in business will be January 28. Hopefully, it’s not the last of them: “The Summit SF is actively seeking new opportunities and partnerships that align with our values. Follow us @thesummitsf or thesummit-sf.com as we document the launch of The Summit 2.0.” As of now, we don’t know if chef Eddie Lau‘s Dux will carry on at the new location, or what exactly the reason is for this closure. We’ll update the story as appropriate. [The Summit via Mission Loc@l]
Bernal Heights: We caught wind of this a while back, but Dell’Uva is finally becoming a reality at 3235 Mission Street. [Eater]
Mission: Giordano Bros.‘ new outpost in the former Ti Couz space gets the Bargain Bite treatment. [Chron]
North Beach: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana may have the most comprehensive pizza menu anywhere (Neapolitan, Sicilian, NY-style, Detroit-style, you name it), but are they the best in the nation? A writer for USA Today thinks so. [USA Today]
Yountville: Bardessono is shuttering in November for a complete revamp, which will include a new name and a separate entrance from the street so you don’t have to go through the hotel. [Chron]
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FILLMORE – After 25 years in business, Patisserie Delanghe (1890 Fillmore Street) will close tomorrow because its owners Dominique and Marie-Jeanne Delanghe are headed into retirement. Next up? Another bakery called Fillmore Bake Shop from a baking teacher at the California Culinary Academy. [ISSF]
THE MISSION – Sort-of-healthy Mexican taqueria Mariachi’s (508 Valencia Street) is going to close soon so that another outpost of Grandeho’s Kamekyo can move in. The latter is a sushi joint that already runs a quite successful business in Cole Valley and Russian Hill. [GrubStreet]
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Dominique Delanghe, icing [Photo: Chron/Brant Ward]