We had a nice dinner at Chianti in Queens Parade. Only when we arrived did we see the sign that it was their last night. The business is closing and is to reopen under new management as a Lebanese restaurant.
It seems that a young group took Chianti over in 2014, but although the patronage was fair enough the night when we were there, apparently it’s never really “taken off”. How much this factored into the decision to close, I don’t know, but it does seem that it can be a tough world for restaurants out there.
We thought that the food was good, and certainly my pork cotoletto was enjoyable. But a 13.5 rating in Good Food Guide? Maybe…but I wonder if the trendy North Fitzroy location and the pedigree of the chef were factored in…… (See also the reviews here).