This is sad.
Giorgio Baldi, owner of Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, a hot spot for celebs since 1995, has passed away.
The Italian chef was in his 60's when he recently passed while on vacation in Mexico, but has left behind a family business that is sure to continue to flourish.
His son, Edoardo Baldi, was once the manager of the Santa Monica location, but has since opened his own trendy dining establishment in Beverly Hills called e. baldi.
Celebrities of all kinds, including Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Jake Gyllenhaal have been spotted frequenting the cozy restaurant nestled in Santa Monica.
R.I.P. Mr. Baldi! Your legacy, which has complimented the mouths and stomachs of many, will be live on in El Lay for years to come!
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