To all our valued guests:
After four months of riding the emotional and financial roller-coaster of COVID-19, with no date from our City officials for when we will be able to open indoor dining and considering that historically July and August have been the slowest months for us, we decided that it is time to take a break. Barbacco will temporarily close tonight, Friday, July 17th after dinner service. We plan to come back after Labor Day.
As soon as Shelter in Place was declared, we very quickly pivoted, setting up a takeout, delivery and a pick up program. When the City granted permission to serve outdoors, we created a charming little 8 table sidewalk dining area reminiscent of Italy. Your support has quite simply been amazing. We have felt overwhelmed by the love that you demonstrated with your purchases and by making reservations. We did all of this while chasing the date on which we would be able to open indoors with many more tables available.
As you know, the date continued to change and on July 13th, after the city re-shut down, our hope of opening for indoor dining was put on hold, once again.
Staying open is simply not sustainable. Temporarily closing the restaurant is heartbreaking but the right decision for now. Make no mistake, we will back!
While fishing, Staffan and I will be working on new ideas for Perbacco and Barbacco as well as some surprises for the menu. All for you to enjoy when we will reopen.
Staffan, I and the rest of the team want to thank you from the heart for the support that you have shown to us through the past 14 years and in particular during these unprecedented times. We will come back strong and look forward to seeing you, seating you at your regular table, serving your favorite dishes and your favorite beverages.
For now, stay well and be safe!
Umberto Gibin and Staffan Terje