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A South Street Italian Eatery Has Closed its Doors

La Fourno is shuttering after a quarter of a century

La Fourno / Official

BYOB Queen Village Italian eatery La Fourno has closed its doors, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday.

Known for its brick-oven pizzas and homey Italian dishes, the South Street restaurant had served Philly customers for nearly 25 years. Building owner Tom Vasiliades told The Inquirer that the restaurant could no longer compete in the area, long in need of a refresh to keep customers happy. He plans to renovate the space and re-open a simple pizza and salad spot next year.

The restaurant prided itself on serving authentic Italian eats and operating daily as a BYOB with no uncorking fees. It was highly-regarded in the area as a down-to-earth stop for unpretentious pizzas and pastas.

La Fourno’s closure follows the shuttering of other long-standing nearby restaurants, like Dmitri’s, which announced its closure last week after 30 years on South 3rd Street. And less than six months after opening and filling a long-vacant spot on South Street in March, Japanese barbecue restaurant Bincho closed. To see an up-to-date list of recent closures across Philadelphia, visit here.