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Arrivaderla Di Bartolo’s

By awoodall
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 10:55 pm in Night Owl, restaurants.

The restaurant anyway. The cafe is staying open but the restaurant is history, a victim of a bad economy at least the owners say.  A swank pizzaiola kind of place is going in, word has it. I just hope it’s not another one of the generic places like Sidebar that packs in tables and could be anywhere — Oakland, NY, Kansas, Cleveland…

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5 Responses to “Arrivaderla Di Bartolo’s”

  1. das88 Says:

    What a weird post – it reads more like a Yelp review review than a professional journalist. While my one dining experience at Sidebar was pretty unremarkable, I don’t understand why it deserves a backslap in an article about a completely different restaurant.

    I also don’t understand what about Sidebar is more “generic” than any of a number of other places that have recently opened such as Corso, Marzano, or Barlata as well as loads of more established places. I haven’t been to Kansas or Cleveland (BTW one is a state and the other a city) – are they really crawling with restaurants like Sidebar?

  2. awoodall Says:

    Hey, journalists have opinions too. And this is after all a blog not, as you called it, an article.

  3. Mike Says:

    Well, if the folks that were running or worked at diBartolo’s read this they should know that at least two people (my wife and I) are sad to see you guy. I liked this restaurant and I honestly enjoyed every time I went there (about once every 2-3 months? the trips do add up). They were friendly to us and the food was great. I always wished I’d see more people there when we went, hoping they’d make it. We’ll miss them.

  4. awoodall Says:

    Well said. Restaurants turn over all the time in cities but here it always feels like a dear friend is moving far away or like we’re losing part of the family.

  5. LY Says:

    Well I am glad it is gone-the only redeeming factor was the cozy bar. The food and service were never very good………

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