Due Forni, the downtown pizzeria and Italian restaurant, closed down quietly this week on Wednesday because of rising rent in the Littlefield Building on East 6th Street. This was the essential Vegas pizzeria’s first and only out of state location.
Due was known for having two pizza ovens, which meant it could dish out both Neapolitan and Roman-style pies, alongside other Italian fare with a focus onAustin ingredients. There was also an extensive wine list.
Due owner Alex Taylor, who graduated from the McCombs School of Business at UT, told Eater previously, "Texas was always our first choice for expansion of the concept." Executive chef Carlos Buscaglia ran the kitchen.
Before opening the pizzeria in December 2013, Due Forni hosted a shaman to perform a "spiritual cleansing" because the historic space was considered haunted. It took over Mediterranean restaurant Louie's 106’s space, which closed after 24 years in 2010.