Vero, the Italian restaurant that earned a three-and-one half star rating in Newsday in 2011, is “presently closed until further notice,“ according to the restaurant's voice-mail greeting.
Owner Michael Esposito could not be reached immediately for comment.
When it opened under executive chef Massimo Fedozzi, Vero specialized in Italian small plates. Under Joseph Roselli, his successor, the menu became more traditional but still featured excellent homemade pastas and a well-curated selection of cured meats and other antipasti.
Esposito is also the owner of Vittorio's Restaurant & Wine Bar, which has occupied a spot a few doors down from Vero since 2002.