Bye bye Osteria

An Italian restaurant in Short Pump has closed after barely six months in business.

Osteria La Giara had been open in the Towne Center West development near Short Pump Mall since December. As of Wednesday, the restaurant’s exterior sign has come down, tables and chairs are gone from the inside, and only some equipment and a few half empty wine bottles remain on the counter.

The restaurant’s owner is Nuccio Giambanco, who also owns Nuccio’s Trattoria and Pizza in Chesterfield.

Giambanco opened the original Nuccios 10 years ago, but closed it last summer because of increasing rent. He’s getting ready to open a take out only version of Nuccio’s on the corner of Courthouse Road and Lucks Lane.

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Al Neill
Al Neill
9 years ago

I noticed this yesterday when we went for dinner. I suspected something was up, actually I had my wife call ahead and she tried a few times and got no answer. Very sad, they needed to get the word out more, to get people to go there. It is in short pump but had plenty of parking, and they had the best pizza in the West End – better than Cappricio’s and better than Franks West. I tried to get people to go, I think if they had more of a presence in social networking they could have had a… Read more »

steve m
steve m
9 years ago

This place was open about 5 1/2 months too long. My one experience was terrible…ugly surroundings and decor, mediocre (at best) food and incredibly bad service. Now I’m stuck with a second Living Social voucher. Hopefully something decent moves into the vacant spot.