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L'osteria closed for the season – reopens 4th Dec

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barga _27435A large party going on in Piazza Angelio this evening as the L’osteria of Riccardo Negri and his loyal staff celebrate the end of the summer season. The L’osteria has been open right through the summer and for many visitors to the city it was the only place still open to eat during the afternoon as most of the the other restaurants shut their kitchens and took the tradition siesta.

Riccardo instead decided to remain open as much as was humanly possible. Now the season has come to and end and he and his staff are off for a well deserved holiday.

This evening they emptied their fridges and stores and so their regular customers ate and drank for free – the party was still going on strong as this article was being written. Will they party till dawn ? hmmmmm.

The L’osteria will be open once again on the 4th December.

Click on the link below to hear a short interview with Riccardo recorded earlier this evening in which he also tells us (in Italiano) one of the other reasons why he is shut the L’osteria for most of November – he has to go to the England to sort out some paperwork, visas and other documents for his forthcoming wedding.  More on that story later.

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I know I speak for many when I express thanks to Riccardo for his great generosity — which is always part of the Osteria’s attraction.