Il Portico's 16 owners have accepted a bid from their neighbours the Blue Cross for their property and have sold to them, to make a parking lot.
They closed suddenly on Monday, leaving customers and employees in the dark. The decision to close immediately following Friday's deal was made to allow their employees "more time to job search."
There are no plans to reopen elsewhere in the city.
G.D. it!!! This was one of my favourite restaurants in the city and I'm quite upset I will never taste their ravioli or sumptuous panna cotta again. :-(
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