Sole di Capri has closed

Many readers had warned me that the end was near for Sole di Capri, but with it looking like it did above just a couple weeks ago, it was hard to believe. I will choose to remember it that way.

The Italian restaurant, which was originally Capri Caffe and changed its name in 2012, was a neighborhood favorite with devoted regulars. It was known for its charm, its warmth, and its damn good food — all served up in a tiny mosaiced space on Church and Reade. It was also a member of that dying breed: the mom-and-pop restaurant. A. said owner Eddie was paying an unsustainable $10k in rent and decided to focus instead on a restaurant he has in Huntington, Long Island.

“It was a favorite of ours and several others in the building,” said B., “but not enough of us, I guess.”

 

10 Comments

  1. We really loved that place and the staff was so nice. They always recognized us out of the restaurant too. We often took out of town guests there. Their outdoor dining space was so beautiful. Their indoor space would be very small for Covid times. This is very sad to hear.

  2. Sorry to hear this. Sole di Capri was our favorite place. Wishing Eduardo all the best with his future plans.

  3. Eddie made hands down the best pasta this side of Amalfi. This is so sad, Eddie — we miss you already

  4. I am very sorry to hear this news. This was the only “real” restaurant in Tribeca. Great food, reasonable prices, down to earth staff & all of the old charm of the lost NYC.

  5. this is beyond sad…loved this place – part of our family routine! Without some type of commercial rent forgiveness – we will lose almost all of our great little places.

  6. every damn place is gone in tribeca that is awesome…why even stay here anymore…all storefronts empty. any good food gone, no hardware store really, no supermarket but one damn overpriced one, no good chinese food anywere, no bike store, no nothing…..totally nuts what is happening. RIP SOL Capri…go damn…I am so mad

  7. So very sad. Loved Sole Di Capri. Best soups. So sorry there is no help for our restaurants. Hard to see what’s happening to my city.

  8. Eduardo y Amparo –

    We miss you. So sorry to see this, we wish you well, and hope to find you again, wherever you land.

    You had the best restaurant for miles around.

    This is confirmation that NYC has been gravely wounded, with neighborhoods being hollowed out, losing the connections, businesses, and warmth that has taken decades to create – through the hard work, and risk-taking, of people like Eduardo.

    “El profesor y la profesora”

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