Jovia Gives Up the Ghost at Last

Last call ...Photo: Carina Salvi

Its been a long, hard road for Jovia, which opened in 2005 to lukewarm notices. Chef Josh DeChellis left after just one year; last we heard, owners Stephen and Thalia Loffredo were selling the chandeliers. Meanwhile, Zo, the Loffredos California-cuisine spot in Soho, has been flourishing. A restaurant insider who is also close to the couple tells us that theyve finally decided to do the obvious and convert Jovia to a Zo-like restaurant, perhaps even an uptown branch. Nothing is final yet, Stephen tells us, but if the change occurs, it will be pretty quick.