It seemed like it was only a question of when for Rose Angelis, as the owners of the Lincoln Park Italian restaurant have announced they are closing at the end of the month, ending 25 years of business. Earlier this summer, there were rumblings about a re-zoning request to erect condos on the site. Now two months later, the owners made the shutter official saying they’ll close on Oct. 1.
RoseAngelis was a quaint and rustic restaurant, hidden in the middle of a residential area. They only began accepting reservations four years ago. On their last two days of service, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1., they’ll revert to that first come, first serve policy.
The private patio space was bustling in its heyday when it drew parents wanting a night away from their children and was a popular destination for first dates. Chef Lawrence Rosenblum served a seasonal menu, including raviolis with a variety of stuffings. His cherry ravioli was quite popular.
There’s no official word on what will replace the restaurant. But don’t count on a restaurant to take over the spot. DNAinfo was the first to notice the announcement.