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Ristorante Primavera in Wayne closes after 28 years

Change on the Main Line.

Ristorante Primavera, the white-tablecloth Italian mainstay across from the farmers market in Wayne, has shut down after 28 years.

The four men, incidentally, make up a who's who in Italian dining. They also had the plush Monte Carlo Living Room, for many years at Second and South Streets, along with a Ristorante Primavera next door. Both closed about 10 years ago and are now home to Las Bugambilias and Paddy Whacks. (Primavera Pizza Kitchen in Ardmore is separately owned and is open.)

Primavera's freestanding building is just west of another shuttered restaurant building, last occupied by Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar. Last month alone, Autograph Brasserie opened nearby in the Eagle Village Shops, and a branch of Manayunk's Goat's Beard filled the former Xilantro at 103 N. Wayne Ave.