Il Posto in downtown Sacramento has closed, with owner Leonardo Fasulo returning to Davis to concentrate on his original Italian restaurant, Osteria Fasulo.
"I had to cut the losses," said Fasulo in explaining why he gave up his dream to oversee a successful branch of his Davis operation. "I was wasting my time there. Location probably had a lot to do with it. I'm Italian, so I believe that food is enough (for a restaurant to succeed), but unfortunately it's not."
By the restaurant's proximity to the Capitol, and by his principal design element - photos of California's lawmakers - he'd hoped that Il Posto would become a political hangout, but the restaurant never developed that kind of following.