Beloved Queens Italian restaurant closes for good
Old skool Italian Queens pink sauce joint Il Triangolo — maybe greatest recognized for its refusal to permit cellphone use whereas consuming — has completely closed after practically a decade. A voice recording left by proprietor Mario Gigliotti on the restaurant’s phone quantity lets clients know that the practically decade-old institution has closed for good.
“We’ll deeply miss all of you however our recollections collectively will all the time be in our hearts,” Gigliotti says within the message. “And keep in mind no cellphones when you dine with your loved ones or associates.”
The restaurant, situated within the triangular lot on the nook of Corona Avenue and Junction Boulevard, opened in April 2011. The restaurant shortly established a repute for the homey, welcoming vibe that Gigliotti developed there alongside along with his spouse Pierina Gigliotti, together with the restaurant’s southern Italian menu, and naturally the no cellphone rule. “Folks mentioned that I used to be loopy having all these guidelines, particularly with the telephones, however they thank me now as a result of they style the meals and revel in their firm,” Gigliotti instructed the New York Occasions again in 2018.
Il Triangolo now turns into the newest in a protracted and ever-growing checklist of eating places which have closed as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Since March, greater than a 1,000 institutions have permanently closed as a result of downturn in enterprise, and the shortage of assist to pay for repair prices like hire and utilities.
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