Ristorante Lago to close, reopen under new brand

Freeman Staff

Jan. 20, 2019

CITY OF PEWAUKEE — Ristorante Lago on Pewaukee Lake will be closing Jan. 26 and reopen in February with a new name and concept.

According to a Facebook post, the restaurant is closing because lead Chef Joe Volpe will be leaving to pursue other opportunities.

“I want to thank Chaz (Hastings, the restaurant’s owner) for his love and support since day one of Lago and I wish him and the new venture the best of luck,” Volpe said.

Volpe encourages all to visit Ristorante Lago for its last wine dinner on Monday.

Located at N26-W30227 Maple Ave., Ristorante Lago offers classic home style dishes from true Italian family recipes as well as a full bar and an extensive wine list, according to its website.