The chef-driven Sovalo, arguably the swankiest restaurant in Northern Liberties, closed over the weekend.

Co-owner Joe Scarpone, who got great notices (including a three-bell from Craig LaBan) for his Napa-style cuisine, featuring fresh pasta, says weeknight business had slacked off, probably because of "big companies tightening their belts. Weekends were strong, he said, but sales were still down from a year ago. He has another restaurant idea that he plans to pursue.

Post updated 2:15 p.m.