The downtown Evanston restaurant Va Pensiero has closed.
Owners Jeff and Maureen Muldrow announced the closing this week on the restaurant’s website.
The upscale Italian eatery, located in The Margarita European Inn at 1566 Oak Ave., had been in business for 21 years.
In a message on the the website, Maureen Muldrow said she and her husbant poured their hearts and souls into the business and thanked customers for their support and the restaurant’s staff.
"It breaks our hearts to part with all of you," she added.