Benvenuto's Italian Grill broke ground on its newest location, 1621 Progressive Parkway in Platteville, Monday morning.
Owner/operator Julie Klein and members of the ownership group, Lou Schweigert, Jim Schneller, Tim Budden, John Streich, Mike North, Dan Rohrbach and Bart Nies were present. Speakers included City Manager Larry Bierke and Kathy Kopp, executive director of the Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce. Badger Brothers Coffee provided refreshments.
Benvenuto's opened its first location in Beaver Dam in 1996. Benvenuto's now has four company-owned restaurants and one franchise location, with three franchises opening this spring, including Platteville. Benvenuto’s currently has restaurants in Fitchburg, Middleton, Madison, Beaver Dam, and Oshkosh.
Benvenutos will not only have a wide variety of Italian food, but they will also offer a steak menu, full service bar, fresh fish specials, and kids' menus.
Benvenuto's will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. when it opens in mid-May.