A local restaurant in Cow Hollow, Pane e Vino Trattoria, popular for its Italian food like risotto, thin-crust pizza, and pasta specials, has closed after 30 years.
The closure was first reported by Eater, as the eatery marked its final serving day last Aug. 26.
“We are truly thankful and so fortunate to all our customers who have supported us for the past 30 years,” the restaurant thanked its regulars through a farewell message posted on its website. “Thank you to the community who embraced us so kindly and for the wonderful memories we created here together.”
In 1991, the restaurant hired the Italy-born Chef Bruno Quercini as its executive chef. Quercini, with the cooking talent passed on to him by his late mother, has practiced cooking for his family as a teenager. He became the head chef at a Marin County restaurant when he first arrived in the Bay Area, and served there for a decade.
The chef opened Via Vai, his new restaurant, in 1998. He was with Pietro Bernadi, the original founder of Pane e Vino.
Pane e Vino was transferred to Via Vai’s new location at 1715 Union St. last 2003. The restaurant has been given sufficient recognition over the years. It even earned a positive review from Micheal Bauer, who was a food critic connected with the San Francisco Chronicle at that time.
“It has been a privilege being part of the ‘Pane e Vino’ family and we thank you all,” the farewell note from Pane e Vino said, as reported by SFGATE. The media outlet tried to contact the restaurant for a message but it did not respond immediately to the request.