Ci Vediamo Closed?
Just drove past this weekend and looked like it had a chain and lock on it. Called the phone number and number is out of service? Anyone know what happened? Great location but definitely hit and miss on the food that I have had in the past.
nah, I don't think they are. They recently changed owners, got a new chef in and have been working incredibly hard to start producing everything in house - instead of sourcing premade pasta, bread and dessert.
I'm going to make a few phone calls to Helen - also the owner of Quigley's and see what I can find out.
Ci Vediamo's isn't the best Italian restaurant but I give them points for trying hard.
Okay, this is what I know so far on Ci Vediamo.
The new owners are Helen and Michael Illiodromitis - who also own Quigley's.
They hired chef Ravi Ganesh (former head chef of Yorkville's Vaticano, Grappa Ristorante and Sauvignon. He is South Asian but he specializes in Italian cuisine.
Ganesh is there to reinvigorate the menu by ensuring everything is made in house. Everything. Fresh bread, pasta, etc.
I haven't eaten there while Ganesh was in the kitchen, so I can't tell you anything about his cooking style... but he apparently has one dish that is a combination of curry leave, cilantro, paneer cheese, vegetables and sundried tomatoes in a creamy coconut sauce.
Not entirely Italian but it is a bold step forward. From outsourced pasta, breads and tiramisu using tinned cream to all in house.
I tried to reach Helen - no one is answering at Quigley's or at Ci Vediamo at the moment.... However, one of my sources did tell me that they purchased a feature placement on dine.to in the new year so I highly doubt that they would make that investment if they had closed shop.