It’s been a rough year for Italian restaurants – Massimo, Al Forno, La Masseria, and Tomaselli’s at Rosario have all been knocked out already, and now we can add Posillipo to that last, as they lost 3-1 to Metacom Kitchen in Day 9 of the first round. That means next week we’ll see an all-Warren matchup, when Metacom Kitchen faces Bywater. Meanwhile, Thai Star didn’t have too much trouble defeating the young Dabbawala Lunch Box. Maybe they’ll have better luck next year. Thai Star faces Rim Nahm, another Thai place, on the 18th.