It seems that after 35 years of dutifully serving the Valley, Fab’s Corner Cucina has closed. The Sherman Oaks restaurant on Ventura Boulevard remained for years a popular Italian stop-off for locals and commuters alike, and helped to usher in the modern LA Italian restaurant surge of the late 1980’s and 90’s.
About two weeks ago, Facebook posts began popping up notifying Fab’s customers that owner Sebastian Sackson, grandson to restaurant co-founder Joe Fabrocini, was sick. That caused a shutdown of the entire place, and it seems the restaurant simply hasn’t recovered since. A note over on Yelp says that by last Friday, people on site were letting passersby know the restaurant was closed permanently.
Eater has reached out to the family for more information on the untimely departure of Fab’s Corner Cucina, but so far hasn’t heard back. If truly gone forever, that marks a real loss for Sherman Oaks and the Valley as a whole, especially when it comes to longstanding restaurants with a great history in the neighborhood. Luckily anyone with a nostalgic restaurant bent will soon have the reformatted Twain’s in Studio City — which is in the process of being converted into an all-day Sharky’s — to keep them company.