Ciao Piero Says ‘Farewell’

An auction will happen this afternoon.

Over the last few months, customers who were looking to say hello to some baked manicotti at Ciao Piero instead found the UES restaurant saying good-bye to them, in the form of padlocked doors and dimmed lights. The Northern Italian spot replaced the old One83 earlier this year, and made a point of wooing would-be customers with deals and coupons on various websites — too bad so many of those potential customers found the restaurant closed upon arrival. Now legendary restaurant auctioneer Michael Amodeo, who wields his gavel like Thor handles his hammer (not a euphemism), will clean the place out this afternoon. [Amodeo & Co.]