Experimental Italian Eatery Maestoso Announces It Will End Run Within The Hub In Hillcrest With Hopes Of Reviving At New Location

November 25, 2019

After a little over a year and a half in business, Italian eatery Maestoso has announced it will be leaving The Hub Hillcrest Market at week's end with hopes of reviving at a new location.

In March 2018, Italian chef Marco Maestoso and his longtime partner Dalila Ercolani opened Maestoso restaurant within The Hub Hillcrest Market. While the eatery originally offered rotating selections from dim-sum-like carts, the restaurant eventually altered its approach to center its menu around fresh made pasta, pinsa (Roman crunchy pizza), rotating entrees, and a chefs' tasting menu with 4, 10 and 20 course options. This past October, Maestoso began selling its pinsa dough in area Sprout's locations and also launched an Italian street taco pop-up dubbed ÍTaco.

"Maestoso in Hillcrest is relocating," explained a post on Maestoso's social media platforms. "I'm sad (and excited at the same time ) to inform you that Saturday Nov 30th will be our last day of operation in this location. Unfortunately we weren't able to solve issues with our landlords and business partners and have found ourselves being kicked out as quick as this. But do not fear! Luckily we were already looking for a second location and will be ready to reopen sooner than you think. We wouldn't leave you in the hands of all this bad Italian food going around (jk)."

Before opening his namesake restaurant, Marco and his partner Dalila hosted a series of sold out pop-up dinners served in their small apartment in New York City. In 2015, Maestoso opened his first restaurant Casa Maestoso, which spent more than five months in the number one spot on Trip Advisor’s list of the more than ten-thousand restaurants in Rome.
Maestoso will host a "see you later party" on Saturday, November 30, and will close thereafter. For more information, visit maestoso.com.