There’s been quite a lot of buzz about Sal & Carmine’s over the past few days, because the restaurant’s been closed for a few weeks with little explanation. Its Seamless page says “Looks Like This Location is Closed” and no one’s answering the phone.
“At first it seemed they were closing for their usual summer break,” one local told us. “Then there was a sign that said “gone to a wedding and will reopen in 1 week”. It’s still closed and it looks like that whole block of stores is being cleaned out.”
On Tuesday, Eater reported that Sal & Carmine’s appeared to be closed for good.
Sal & Carmine’s first opened in 1959 and has been a neighborhood stalwart for decades; it’s even in the Pizza Hall of Fame. Last year, it was briefly closed for nonpayment of taxes.
But we reached out to the restaurant via Facebook, and now they say: “Will be opening tomorrow at regular time, thank you very much.”
So relax and eat pizza, friends.
Photo by Robert.