Granduca di Sicillia trattoria and pizzeria (30 West 24th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) has been shut down it seems by its landlord and the New York City Marshal (See photo from the window). The Italian spot opened a little over a year ago in the Flatiron and was the 5th restaurant opened by a restaurant group with other spots in Sicily, St. Marteen, and another in NYC.
The phone line is down, and the website has a message saying they will be back soon. A reader tells us it is for allegedly not paying rent, but we have not confirmed that officially.
The restaurant featured Sicilian cuisine and brick oven pizza and was actually pretty good, even in this competitive neighborhood for Italian cuisine. It’s a tough neighborhood for Italian spots, with tons of competition from heavy hitters like A Voce, Maialano, Manzo, Birierra, the rest of Eataly, plus Zio, Lulu & Me, SD26, Aselina, Basta Pasta, Brio Downtown, i Trulli, Magia Osteria Italiana, and pizza spots Forcella, Waldy’s, La Pizza Fresca, Grimaldis, Zero Otto Nove, Tappo, and Eataly le Pizze. Ciano closed earlier this year and we hear an outpost of Il Mulino will be opening soon.
Granduca di Sicillia trattoria and pizzeria closed by city Marshal,