Too bad. I thought it was a pretty good place, overall.
I think he's probably right -- the market is saturated, but also for Italian restaurants in general. I'd marveled at the recent glut of them in San Francisco, but I guess the city couldn't support all of them after all. I think that same restaurant might do fine as a sort of neighborhood favorite if it were somewhere like Bernal Heights or Cole Valley.
In any event, it was a good place and the city will be a lesser place without it. I hope that gang come back soon.