Locanda da Eva restaurant to close after 4 months

Locanda da Eva on a busy night -- but the restaurant is closing on Sunday

The Chronicle’s Inside Scoop reported last night that Locanda da Eva on Telegraph Avenue, which opened at the end of July, will have its last day of business this Sunday after failing to find a sufficiently big customer base.

The restaurant, which served California-inspired Italian fare, is owned by first-time restaurateur Robert Lauriston, formerly SF Weekly’s restaurant critic. Lauriston told the Chronicle that business just didn’t pick up enough, even after a remodel earlier this month.

“What surprised me the most was that there was so little I was qualified to do. If I was to do it again, I’d take a few accounting classes at a community college beforehand,” he admitted.

Locanda followed in a long line of restaurants that have occupied the space at 2826 Telegraph, including Maritime East, Zax Tavern, Mazzini Trattoria, Lucio’s and Casa de Eva.


Read the full story at Inside Scoop.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside. Email: tracey@citysidejournalism.org.