Italiano’s will close at the end of December, Suraj Kumar Dutta, son of the owner, said. The news will come as something of a shock to Sai Kung residents because Italiano’s seems to have been there on Yi Chun Street forever. Actually it is 17 years, Suraj said.
His dad, Dev Kumar, a canny and successful investor, will retire. Suraj, who has been helping run the restaurant, will go into “web development”, he said.
Many people will be saddened. Italiano’s mezzanine floor was popular for meetings of Friends of Sai Kung and SAI KUNG BUZZ Editorial Board, among others.