Marcella’s Italian closing its LoHi restaurant in Denver

After just 19 months in the restaurant-saturated Lower Highland neighborhood, Marcella’s is closing its doors on May 13.

The Ohio-based restaurant known for its oversized veal meatball opened its first out-of-state location in Colorado in 2017.

Employees have been notified of the closure, and some will be able to transfer to other restaurants in the group, according to Jamie Winter who handles public relations for Marcella’s. Marcella’s is owned by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which operates two Denver-area Ocean Prime restaurants. Those will remain open.