Last Days

Tidbit Bistro to Close

Just before its fourth anniversary, the Capitol Hill restaurant calls it quits.

By Jessica Voelker August 19, 2011

Spanish-Italian bistro Tidbit closes this month.

Photo: Tidbit Bistro

On Saturday, August 27, Tidbit Bistro will serve its last plate of pasta, Nosh Pit has learned from a company rep. During closing week, the Capitol Hill restaurant will offer dinner only—so this Sunday, August 21 will be the final brunch service.

Owners John van Deinse and Nicola Longo opened Tidbit almost four years ago on 10th Avenue E, but announced plans to relocate to street-traffic-boasting Broadway in May 2010. Van Deinse and Longo are known to have a close relationship with their loyal regulars, who were vocal in their support for the restaurant as it struggled to stay in the black. Over the years, Tidbit also ran many promotions and special offers and hosted charity events.

But now its owners plan to move out of the business: van Deinse would like to work in the wine industry down the road, while Longo plans to return to engineering.

The rep says a new restaurant, unrelated to Tidbit, will move in at 1401 Broadway but had no details to share. So that’s intriguing. Meantime, Tidbit is running one last promotion on Twitter, it will ask followers to tweet a favorite dish or menu—one winner will receive a prize during Tidbit’s last week in business. The closing week menu will be a memory-lane affair, featuring favorite dishes from the last four years.

More details to come.

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