Yes, it’s my understanding that the owner/chef was elderly, some say well into her 90’s and she basically decided to retire. I’ve never been there, however when I was in little Italy last May, my friend who was visiting Seattle was quite dissaapointed at La Luna’s closing because of the meal he enjoyed there 10 years earlier.
We did enjoy a meal at Fratelli on Mulberry Street
The food was great and we all agreed that the Sangria was some of the best we’ve had
If you do go, say hello to Jose the colorful Maitre D’. When we were there he was wearing a rubber chicken hat to entice passerbys into dining at the restaurant.
here’s an actual excerpt on the Fratelli’s Maitre D’