It's time to give a big Italian chef's kiss goodbye to Nostra Spaghetteria and Bar Mia. That establishment, a choose-your-own-pasta adventure, was Alexander Alioto's more low-key reboot of the more ambitious Plin, but went up for sale in March. This week, according to SFist's eyes on the street, it's officially dark at 280 Valencia.
The space there, originally designed by Stanley Saitowitz, has been a bit of a revolving door for restaurants, having previously been home to Conduit and Another Monkey. Now a remodel appears to be underway — it's unclear how extensive — and a new restaurant is headed to the space. That's Babu Ji, as we learned last month, an Indian restaurant whose East Village location is a popular NYC destination.
Nostra, meanwhile, has been quiet on social media and its website, and Yelpers have yet to note the closure. And judging by the outpouring of love on that site for pasta dishes like Alioto's ravioli al uovo — an egg inside a ravioli drowned in truffle oil — there are bound to be some disappointment loyal diners.