Barbarini Alimentari Will Not Reopen in the Seaport

Farewell to Front Street.
Farewell to Front Street. Photo: Patrick Siggins

The owners of the South Street Seaport restaurant and wine bar Barbarini Alimentari will go their separate ways and leave behind their well-loved space at 225 Front Street, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Co-owner Claudio Marini previously told Eater that he was seeking to open a new restaurant in a building less susceptible to flooding without his partners, who were still trying to figure out what it might take to reopen. Co-owner Stefano Barbagallo now tells the Post he and his wife are seeking a new space in the neighborhood, just outside Zone A. The Barbagallos say their next restaurant will be smaller than Barbarini Alimentari. The restaurant, located in a building that dates to the nineteenth century, had been going strong for almost seven years, but suffered more than $1 million of damage as a result of the storm. [Eater NY, NYP]