The former Bellecour space in Wayzata is slated to open as an Italian restaurant with pizza takeout this spring, according to reports.
Renowned chef Gavin Kaysen announced in July he was closing the downtown Wayzata restaurant that opened in 2017, a move that shocked many. But now the Lake Street spot will become an Italian restaurant called Josefina from chef and restauranteur Daniel del Prado, who is behind the Minneapolis spots Martina and Colita, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine says.
Josefina will focus on food from Rome and feature a wood-fired pizza oven, while the bakery area of former Bellecour will be used for a concept called Pizza Fina, a quick-service counter with a takeout window open to the street. Pizza Fina will serve pizzas, snacks and gelato, the Star Tribune explains.
The Pizza Fina takeout window is expected to open first, with the dine-in space in Joseina opening in the spring, reports say.