Marini’s the popular Italian restaurant on Navan’s Flower Hill is to close its doors.

The circumstances behind the closure are sad as revealed by the Marini family on social media.

The staff wrote on the Facebook page today:

“It is with heavy hearts that a few months ago we have taken the decision to permanently close our restaurant after the sad, sudden loss of our head Chef, father & husband Onorio Marini. We want to thank you all for being our valued customers & for your support for the past 15 years.

Thank you, Loreta & Maurizio”