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.
Winter told The Denver Post Thursday over email that Marcella’s wasn’t performing well enough to continue operating.
“The Denver location has not performed to the company’s high standards for success, and it was determined that closing the restaurant was the appropriate decision,” Winter wrote. “The two other Cameron Mitchell Restaurants in and around Denver are performing very well.”
Marcella’s will continue normal business hours through Mother’s Day.
Marcella’s, 1801 Central St.; 720-484-5484; marcellasrestaurant.com/locations-menus/marcellas-denver; 4-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Sunday brunch and 3-9 p.m. for Sunday dinner