Italian mainstay Bacco (976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant) announced its closure on social media early on Tuesday, July 5. “What a journey it’s been, but unfortunately after 15 years we have to say ‘Ciao’,” the post starts. The writeup does not give a reason for the shutdown, but instead thanks customers, purveyors, and colleagues.
A favorite of the Mount Pleasant set, Bacco is a welcoming space where diners go to enjoy a hearty rigatoni with braised beef ragu or chicken parmigiana over pasta. Chef Michael Scognamiglio is known for his seafood dishes and is celebrated for his Feast of the Seven Fishes around the holidays.
Scognamiglio opened Bacco in the summer of 2007. A resident of Mount Pleasant, his family relocated from New Jersey when he was younger. His family has roots in Venice and Naples, which influenced his cooking.
Today, July 5, will be the last lunch service for Bacco, but customers have until Saturday, July 23, to have one last dinner at Scognamiglio’s restaurant.