Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Maybe I should just stay in the house and cook here for awhile. It's downright depressing to leave the house for a nice meal, and find yet ANOTHER solid restaurant is CLOSED. Yes, Cinecitta in San Rafael has closed. I drove all the way back to San Rafael in the evening, just to be sure I could believe my eyes. The windows have brown kraft paper taped half way up. A call to the old phone number revealed conclusively that it is closed.
There is a silver lining in this, the message on the machine also said that another restaurant will open up there in May, and it will include a reunion of staff from the old Giorgio's and Salute restaurants. It also revealed the name, however, I won't massacre it by guessing how to spell it here. It will have to remain a mystery, or you can call the voicemail and see if you can decipher it.