Blue Bridge Hospitality Group's Maretalia Ristorante Goes Private In Coronado

October 4, 2019

San Diego's Blue Bridge Hospitality has transitioned its "modern coastal Italian" eatery Maretalia Ristorante in Coronado, closing the eatery to the public only to be used for private events for the foreseeable future.

In May 2017, the 6,500 square-foot Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado, which opened in spring of 2009, was sold to David Spatafore's Blue Bridge Hospitality Group, which operates numerous dining concepts around San Diego including Liberty Public Market, Leroys Kitchen & Lounge, Stake Chophouse, and recently opened Little Frenchie. Many of Vigilucci's former employees stayed on as the restaurant transitioned into Maretalia, a "coastal Italian” restaurant. Last October, Blue Bridge Hospitality completed a $250k remodel of the space.

We reached out to Vice President of Operations for Blue Brige Hospitality Matt Gordon, who was appointed to the position earlier this year after shuttering his two San Diego restaurants Urban Solace in North Park and Solace & The Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas. Chef Gordon explained that the space has transitioned into purely a private event venue for the time being and will not be open to the public.

This is the second big restaurant closure of sorts for Blue Bridge this year, as the company shuttered its bayfront Mexican concept El Roy's Tequila Bar + Kitchen this past May. The former El Roy's space is set to become the new location for Costa Azul, which was displaced from its longtime spot in September 2018 after being unable to negotiate a new lease with the building's landlord (the space is now Fox Restaurant Concepts' The Henry).

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