A phone call to owner Riccardo Ullio’s public relations firm has confirmed that Cuerno, the lovely Spanish restaurant in Midtown, is closing. The restaurant’s last night will be this Sunday.
Calls to Ullio were unanswered, and his voice mailbox was full when I tried to reach him earlier this afternoon.
One of — if not the only — authentic Spanish restaurants in the area, the restaurant opened in 2008. After three visits, I awarded it four stars. The fabada Asturiana, pictured, was a favorite dish, as well as classics such as paella and mariscos alla plancha and the all-Spanish wine list.
Mary Reynolds, of the Reynolds Group, Inc., said that Ullio plans to focus on his more profitable ventures, particularly Fritti and Sotto Sotto. “He wants to put more energy into his businesses that are doing well,” she said. Fruity, fun, Beleza, next door, will remain open for now.