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Lucio’s Italian Restaurant in Sydney is closing after 38 years serving Australia’s great artists – ABC News

As the dining room at Lucio’s Italian Restaurant opens for the last time, its owners reflect on the years serving some of the country’s best-known artists.

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After 38 years of service, there are just some things restaurateur Lucio Galletto cannot let go.
He is keeping only a few artworks from among his eminent collection, which will be auctioned in March.
But there are also the rituals dating back to his childhood.
Before the restaurant opens, he walks through his Paddington establishment with a hot pan wafting the scent of burnt garlic infused with oil.
“To keep evil spirits out of the restaurant,” Lucio explained.
“It’s very special.
“Also the aroma…

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