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Former Zuppa Fresca Chef Alfio Celia New Chef at Trattoria Nicola’s

14 Nov

Despite having great potential, Zuppa Fresca in NoMa closed suddenly in June because of a dispute with the building owner.  Zuppa Fresca was owned by new chef Alfio Celia and specialized in Italian food.  While the restaurant struggled to attract consistent customers because of its awkward location, we greatly enjoyed Chef Alfio’s food.  This morning the Zuppa Fresca Twitter account tweeted that Chef Alfio has become the Executive Chef at Trattoria Nicola’s (the tweet seems to have since been deleted).  We’ve never been to Trattoria Nicola’s, but it is located in Dupont Circle and has a sister restaurant in Dallas, Texas.