The Italian Couple
has closed. But Zarina Fornaris, who owns the restaurant with her husband Claudio, says they’re simply transitioning into a new location. Fornaris said that the lease on the restaurant’s space at 1900 W. Third was about to end, and she and her husband didn’t want to renew. They’re eyeing several spaces downtown, she says, hoping for a late February or early March opening. A new chef from Italy, who’ll expand the menu, will join the Fornarises in the new venture. In the meantime, Zarina Fornaris is catering. You can reach her at 834-7800.