Another Buffalo restaurant has said goodbye after 45 years in business in Downtown Buffalo.

Prima Pizza Pasta which was located on the corner of  Chippewa and Pearl streets has announced that it has closed down. The restaurant which had been closed for the past several weeks while the owners of the building were finalizing a sale, announced that now the building has been sold, the restaurant will not re-open.

Both the restaurant and building were owed by the Berrafato family who sold the property to AJD 396 LLC according to records filed in Erie County.

According to Prima Pizza Pasta's website, the building was originally built in 1845, refurbished in 1981, and had been family-owned since 1975.

The business was first opened by Louis Anthony Berrafato in 1975 and then run by his family after Mr. Berrafato passed away in 2018.

Prima Pizza Pasta was known for its dough which was made fresh every day. Aside from pizza, they also offered items like calzones, strombolis, and of course wings.

Like most family-run businesses here in Western New York, they also had subs, chicken fingers, and tacos on the menu as well, giving Western New Yorkers lots of choices for lunch or dinner.

No word on what the new owners of the building plan on doing with the space or if they plan on opening up a restaurant.

The building was sold for half a million dollars according to the paperwork filed with the Erie County Clerk’s office. The three-story building is located at 396 Pearl St. and features 5,800-square-feet of space.

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