Little Italy’s Boccaccio to be auctioned

Little Italy’s once-vibrant Boccaccio Restaurant, is up on the auction block after being closed for more than a year.
Giovanni Rigato opened Boccaccio in 1992, but the upscale establishment closed shortly after he died in August 2008.
The auction is set for Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. and will be run by A. J. Billig & Co. Included is the 9,000-square-foot building on Eastern Avenue, a 20-car parking lot, fully equipped restaurant and a seven-day liquor license.

Rigato named his restaurant after the 14th century author Giovanni Boccaccio.

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  1. i live in a small town in northern n.y. state. i visit baltimore at least twice a year, and never leave without having had dinner each nite at boccaccios. i willbe coming to baltimore on the 28th of april and was deeply saddened to hear of giovanni’s death and the closing of his restaurant. the last time i was there was two years ago, and was not aware of his passing. i would very much like to get in contact with his brother in law and former bartender, bert,as i was very much looking to see him again.
    dick moll
    315 654 3173

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