Campiello, the Italian restaurant that has been a fixture in Eden Prairie for nearly three decades, is set to close its doors on Dec. 31. The news was announced in a media release on Friday, accompanied by a clever and fitting headline: “D’Amico’s Campiello, That’s Amore.”
The owners, D’Amico & Partners, revealed in the media release that they will not renew the restaurant’s lease, which is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2024.
Brothers Richard and Larry D’Amico, along with partner Paul Smith, opened Campiello in Eden Prairie in December 1996, following the success of Campiello on Lake Street in Minneapolis, which had launched a year earlier.
Both restaurants quickly gained popularity within the Twin Cities food scene. In 2008, Campiello in Minneapolis closed due to redevelopment in Uptown.
“We know a thing or two about longevity and success in this industry, and know that three decades is a long time for a restaurant,” said co-owner Richard D’Amico in the media release. “Campiello is a culinary gem and represents a great deal to us. We profoundly thank the talented people who worked at Campiello over the years, and our wonderful customers, many of whom have dined with us since we opened.”
In 1998, Campiello opened as the company’s first restaurant in Naples, Florida, and it remains “one of the most award-winning and sought-after restaurants” in that city, the media release stated.
D’Amico & Partners, founded in 1982, owns and operates restaurants and catering operations in Minnesota and Naples. Their Minnesota operations include four D’Amico & Sons restaurants, D’Amico Catering, The Brooklyn, Café & Bar Lurcat, and Campiello.
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