Italian restaurant Marcello’s has quietly closed the doors of its Metairie location for good this past Sunday night, reports The Times-Picayune.
The restaurant at 4860 Veterans Blvd. will not stay vacant for long — the Marcello’s owners have sold the spot to Landry’s, a company that owns and operates national chains like Morton’s The Steakhouse and Bubba Gump Seafood Co. Landry’s will open the steak house Saltgrass in the Veterans Blvd. spot.
The Metairie location has been in operation for about a year and a half — opening back in January 2016. This was Marcello’s second area location; the NOLA Warehouse District spot — 715 St. Charles Ave. — opened in early 2014. Marcello’s got its start as a wine market and cafe in Lafayette — complete with a “Godfather Room.”
The NOLA location is happily staying open, and Ian McNulty reports that all reservations and any functions that were booked at the Metairie spot have been transferred to the NOLA spot.