Gallo Di Nero, the Golden Triangle restaurant located at 1135 Bannock Street, quietly closed its doors. Owned by Josh Barhaug and helmed by chef Darren Pusateri, the Italian-inspired restaurant, opened less than a year ago in the space that formally housed Fired Up.
Only weeks ago, the restaurant hosted a press event presented as a grand opening, but now the lights are out. A message to Pusateri was not returned but one can speculate that the quiet Golden Triangle location did not make the restaurant's business easy.
UPDATE: Since this article was published, Gallo di Nero sent a message regarding its sudden closure though its PR representative Dana Pluss Parks.
Gallo Di Nero, an Italian eatery located at 1135 Bannock Street in Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood, has closed its doors. The reasons for the quick closing are as follows: there is a potential buyer for the property; Chef Pusateri has accepted an offer at another local eatery; and owner, Josh Barhaug, would like to spend more time with his family. Gallo Di Nero's management team -- consisting of Barhaug; Pusateri, and Noel Martin, general manager -- would like to thank you for attending last month's private media event. The team would also like to thank their Denver patrons and restaurant "regulars" for their business and support.
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