Tavola Italian Kitchen located at the Hamilton Marketplace has closed its doors. It came without warning to some locals.
This afternoon the front door had butcher paper over it, chairs were stacked onto tables and there was no staff in the unlit restaurant. Their website has no message that they've closed.
Speaking with a couple of locals, they were both surprised to see it closed without notice. A security guard at the marketplace didn't know they were going out of business. “They were open yesterday. I saw a girl setting up,” he said.
Peering inside past the stacked chairs there was a message written on the long mirror in the dining area, “farewell pizza party,” it read.
From a side door of the restaurant the owner emerged and before promptly locking the door. The man confirmed he was one of the co-owners Jon Paul Pirraglia. He didn't have time to offer any comments at the time on why Tavola had to close.The Italian restaurant was listed as one of the restaurants providing food this Friday to Novato's 54th birthday celebration called Paint The Town Red. An anonymous Paint The Town Red Committee member said they received a message that, “they -Tavola- expected to be closed by Friday.”
A businessman who came by Tavola this afternoon was surprised. He didn't expect for the restaurant to be closed. “They're good people. It's hard and it's a shame it happened,” he said.