Potential customers were surprised Tuesday night when stopping by Il Buffone as the restaurant, normally open for business at 4 p.m., was closed.
A check of the restaurant’s website shows only a heart and a message: “So long, and thanks for all the fish!”
Il Buffone specialized in pasta and wood-fired pizza.
It was back on March 3 that owner Michael Young opened Il Buffone, at 107 Fifth Ave. N. He had closed the previous restaurant at the location, called Olives Café & Wine Bar, a week earlier. He also owned Olives.
Although the restaurant had a new name for almost three months, the restaurant’s sign has never changed from “Olives.”
Young also owns The Winged Pig, a bar and restaurant at 203 Fifth Ave. S.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.