Osteria Del Mondo, now named Osteria, will reopen in spring 2018

Plans to renovate the 330 Kilbourn space await finalization and city approval

330 E. Kilbourn
330 E. Kilbourn

Osteria, an Italian restaurant in Milwaukee that closed in 2011, will reopen in the spring, earlier than owner Marc┬áBianchini’s original plan to reopen in summer 2018.

The restaurant will open in suite 100 of 330 E. Kilbourn Ave.’s south office tower, on the corner of Milwaukee Street and Kilbourn Avenue. Bianchini said the space is currently gutted and is ready for ground up construction once architectural plans are finalized and then, approved by the City of Milwaukee.

“We want (the restaurant) to be a surprise,”┬áBianchini said. “Its going to be completely different than anything the city has ever seen.”

The restaurant will have some sidewalk seating, according to a license application filed with the city.

Formerly known as Osteria Del Mondo, the restaurant operated from 1994 to July 2011 in the Knickerbocker Hotel on Milwaukee’s east side.┬áBianchini said excited customers call him almost everyday to inquire about the reopening.

“Everybody is excited, especially me,” he said.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.