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Though Grand Opening Signs Still Hang, Europa Bistro Closes For Good


Don’t believe the signs! Though Taste of Romania’s Europa Bistro still flaunts “Grand Opening” flags, the Italian-Romanian eatery at 1652 Sheepshead Bay Road has closed down after less than a year in business.

Europa Bistro opened in January, replacing La Sorrentina II. One of the two owners of the business told Sheepshead Bites’ Robert Fernandez a few weeks ago that he planned to buy out the other owner, and reopen with more of a focus on hamburgers and other quick-fix foods – which could help balance things out on the stretch that’s home to more sushi shops than Tokyo. We just hope they keep the pastrami.

Whatever happens, best of luck to those involved, and we hope to see this space put to good use soon.

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  1. Based on the one time I bought a Romanian Pastrami sandwich which was soaked in liquid smoke to the point that I threw it out. This place could only have been a money laundry for the mob.

  2. Regardless of their method. It totally sucked and was inedible. There are hardly any customers in store (i’ve asked other merchants). And if not a mob laundry, then what just bad business sense.

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