56-Year-Old Caesar’s Restaurant to Close at the End of the Month

Photo: Courtesy of Caesar's

Over near Fisherman’s Wharf, another old-school San Francisco institution is biting the dust. As the Scoop reports, Caesar’s Italian Restaurant, which has been serving cioppino and linguine with clams at the corner of Bay and Powell since 1956, just announced that August 31 will be their last night of service. No clear reason was given for the closure apart from it being an “unpleasant reality” and saying “this has not been an easy decision.” Read the full goodbye letter here. This news follows on the recent, possibly temporary closure of what was thought to be America’s oldest Italian restaurant, Fior d’Italia, which in recent years had lived nearby at Union and Stockton. Doesn’t anybody want a simple plate of canneloni anymore? [Scoop]