Bocci’s is out of business

Chicken at Bocci's. (Tyrone Walker/Staff/6/20/2007)

After 25 years in the spaghetti business, Bocci’s has closed up shop.

Representatives of ownership group CFC of Charleston could not be reached for immediate comment, but an outgoing message on Bocci’s voicemail thanks customers for their past patronage.

According to a former employee of the restaurant, staffers were notified last night of the impending closure.

Earlier this year, when CFC sold A.W. Shuck’s to john Keener of Charleston Crab House, CFC partner Skipper Condon told The Post and Courier that he and his brother Tommy wanted to focus on Bocci’s and Tommy Condon’s on Church Street, along with their two Irish pubs in Richmond and Arlington, Va.

Bocci’s hasn’t fared well lately with online reviewers. It last received more than two stars from a Yelper back in April. Since then, commenters have complained about floury pasta, soggy calamari and a broken espresso machine.