Monday, April 27, 2015

Restaurant notes: Avril in Bala Cynwyd closes

Couple pulls the plug on their BYO.

Restaurant notes: Avril in Bala Cynwyd closes

Avril in Bala Cynwyd has closed after two years, a decision that owner April Lisante equated to "giving up a child."

"Tough out there," said her husband, chef Christian Gatti. "We met some welcome people, and had some wonderful memories."

It was the solo restaurant debut for Gatti, a chef formerly at City Tavern, White Dog Cafe, and Audrey Claire, and Lisante, a former food writer at the Philadelphia Daily News. He's working at a bakery now.

A seafood restaurant with a South Philly pedigree is coming to the Bala Avenue space.
About this blog
Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

Michael Klein
Latest Videos:
Also on
Stay Connected