The party is officially back on tomorrow night, when Madeo reopens at its big new address in Beverly Hills. The longstanding old school Italian restaurant has for years been a low-key focus for celebrities and well-heeled locals in and around West Hollywood, but now they’re competing with the likes of Mr. Chow, Villa Blanca, and Ocean Prime at the end of the block.
Madeo takes over (at least for now) where chef Dustin Trani’s Doma left off along Camden Drive. The airy space still carries the usual Madeo accoutrements like white tablecloths and wide booths, but with the addition of a sidewalk patio out front and a second floor private event space. Now signage is up on the big green overhang along the building, some of the original furniture has been put in place, and the restaurant is ready to go. Co-owner Gianni Vietina tells Eater that tomorrow night is the first official evening of service, with lunch and dinner available five days a week from there.
Meanwhile back at the original Beverly Boulevard address, construction is underway to overhaul the entire building that Madeo partially occupies. Vientina says that if all goes well the Beverly Hills location should only last about a year or so before the original address is back up and running. Until then, expect hours from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in Beverly Hills.
Madeo Beverly Hills. 362 N. Camden Drive., Beverly Hills.