Chef Antonino “Nino” Bongiorno and his son, Giuseppe, behind the counter at Cafe Nino. The restaurant will close May 31. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)
After 18 years in an assuming little building on South Carrollton Avenue, chef “Nino” Bongiorno plans to close his doors there for the final time at the end of next month.
“Everyone knows me, and everyone cries,” Bongiorno said of word about his plans to close getting out. But fans of Nino’s chicken marsala and red wine still have reason to dry their eyes — Bongiorno said that after a short break, he plans to currently seek a new location in the Warehouse District or possibly Freret Street. Continue reading »