By JOHN T. WARD
No reason was given for the planned March 28 closing. MaryRose Fabbri, who along with her son, Anthony, has run the business since the death of her husband, Silvio, six years ago, declined comment Wednesday morning.
Silvio Fabbri emigrated to the United States from Italy with his brother Michele in 1976, and began working at Umberto’s In 1984, according to Silvio’s 2014 obituary. Seven years later, the brothers bought the business, it said.
Information on the future of the property, at 583 River Road, was not immediately available.
The site, assessed at $907,000, is owned by Umberto and Dora Arena, according to Monmouth County records. On their behalf, Roberto Arena of Lincroft filed a zoning permit application on February 12 indicating a “change of ownership,” though no new deed could immediately be found in Monmouth County records.
The filing indicates there will “no change” from the restaurant use.