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Sovalo in Northern Liberties closes

Northern Liberties' most upscale restaurant has closed.

Sovalo in Northern Liberties closes

Joseph and Karey Scarpone at Sovalo in Northern Liberties. (Akira Suwa / Inquirer)
Joseph and Karey Scarpone at Sovalo in Northern Liberties. (Akira Suwa / Inquirer) INQ SUWA

The chef-driven Sovalo, arguably the swankiest restaurant in Northern Liberties, closed over the weekend.

Co-owner Joe Scarpone, who got great notices (including a three-bell from Craig LaBan) for his Napa-style cuisine, featuring fresh pasta, says weeknight business had slacked off, probably because of "big companies tightening their belts. Weekends were strong, he said, but sales were still down from a year ago. He has another restaurant idea that he plans to pursue.

Post updated 2:15 p.m.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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