Long Time DC Restaurant Closes for Good

Sunday, Dec 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:05 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Long Time DC Restaurant Closes for Good

A Washington institution closed up shop Saturday night for good.

Famous Luigi's on 19th Street, Northwest served its last meal. The classic Italian restaurant was started by immigrant Luigi Calvi back in 1943.

The most recent owner is Calvi's great niece Deborah, who lived above the restaurant as a child. She said the restaurant is facing growing debts and increased competition.

Bruzzo said she plans to write a book about her family's history.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993,... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out