The longest serving restaurant at the Grand Canal Shoppes is no more. Dormant throughout December for an announced makeover, Italian restaurant Zeffirino has abruptly shuttered with no public announcement.
It follows the equally silent departure of next door neighbor and sibling concept Tintoretto Restaurant & Bakery earlier this year. Both were operated by the New York-based Scotto family, who currently still run the 24-hour, fast-casual Pizzeria Da Enzo inside the Venetian's food court.
Launched in 1998 and modeled on a “Venetian ristorante,” the 450-seat, two level space was dominated by an ornate 40 foot high bar, with the upper level featuring coveted views of the canal and gondolas below.
While a new tenant has yet to be announced, Tintoretto is being transformed into a gastro pub by the Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group, a familiar casual dining presence along the length of the Strip.
The Grand Canal Shoppes has recently begun promoting its next dining addition will be the still under wraps “Royal Britannia / Pizzeria Pronto.”
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