In keeping with many of 2016’s celebrity deaths, New York restaurant Da Silvano called it quits suddenly and at far too young an age. And, as is also sometimes the case with such grim matters, the plot quickly thickened after the beloved West Village Italian hangout closed its doors Dec. 20 at age 41.
According to a Page Six report by Emily Smith, owner Silvano Marchetto is getting a divorce:
Sources tell us that flamboyant Italian-born restaurateur Silvano’s stunning decision to drop the curtain on his boldface-beloved restaurant happened after lawyers for [wife Marisa] Acocella asked to see the restaurant’s financials as part of the divorce proceedings. They were married for 12 years.
Silvano, who told The Post that he blames the closing on rent and labor costs, has also faced a lawsuit from his staff for alleged nonpayment of tips, and is being asked to make a settlement said to be about $300,000.
No mention of these alleged circumstances was made in the restaurant’s brief Facebook farewell. The media twist here is that Marchetto’s wife is an author and cartoonist for The New Yorker. Check out some of her work for the magazine here.
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