Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena is closing

Restaurant news: Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena will close Feb. 1

Trattoria Neapolis, an Italian restaurant and bar on South Lake Avenue, has announced that it will close after 2 1/2 years. The last day of service is set for Feb. 1. 

"We are proud of our restaurant's food, drink, service and ambiance," the restaurant's crew wrote on its website. "We hope to see you in the next two weeks in the restaurant and to see you around town after that." 

No reason was given for the sudden closing, but there was an attempt at a makeover in late 2014. Owner Perry Vidalakis hired a new chef, Clinton McCann, who has worked at the Manhattan Country Club, Delmonico's in New York and Roy's restaurant in New York. 

McCann added a selection of prime steaks, fish, pork chops and chicken cooked on the restaurant's wood burning grill, and Vidalakis also hired a new head bartender and general manager. 

The restaurant originally opened with chef Bryant Wigger (Four Seasons Los Angeles), who is now executive chef at Wildcraft in Culver City. 

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