The Star Tribune reports that Il Gatto closed up shop in Calhoun Square. In 2009, Il Gatto replaced the famed Figlio restaurant that offered lunch, dinner, and late night dining and an incredible wood-fired oven. Il Gatto was open only for dinner and late night and retained the oven, but never seemed to take off in my opinion.
Both restaurants were the brain child of Parasole, creators of Chino Latino, Cafeteria, Good Earth, Manny’s, Burger Jone’s and other Twin Cities restaurants. Parasole was quoted as saying that the economics of the restaurant were not working out with the high price of doing business at the location.
No word on what will happen to the space.