I got an e-mail from a reader this weekend telling me that on Sunday, he was in Bartelli’s Pizzeria, the restaurant at 10330 W. Central opened in 2003 by Bruce Bartel, and that employees told him it was the restaurant’s last day in business.
Though I have been unable to reach Bartel, the restaurant space is listed for lease, and an agent with Landmark Commercial Real Estate confirms that the space is available.
I drove to the restaurant today, and it was closed during what should have been normal business hours. The tables had cleaning products sitting out all over them.
I used to love Bartelli’s, which served big, delicious New York slices long before Picasso’s even existed. But since I don’t have much occasion to get to Central and Maize anymore, I haven’t been there in a while.
I’ll let you know if I get any more details.