Felidia, the Midtown Italian Restaurant That Launched the Bastianich Empire, Closes

Oct 15, 2021 433

BY: Luke Fortney

Four decades after celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich opened Felidia, her esteemed Midtown restaurant has quietly shuttered. In September, Bastianich sold the brownstone that’s been home to the Italian restaurant since 1981 as part of a $4.7 million deal, according to PincusCo.

The building is now owned by Tony Park, the chief executive of real estate company PD Properties, who has worked with Harlem Shake, Angelina Bakery, Bonchon Chicken, Essen, and other food businesses in New York City. He plans to open an upscale Korean barbecue restaurant, called Antoya, in the space next spring, he tells Eater.

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SOURCE: https://ny.eater.com

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