Longtime Marco Island resident Judy Barney has set the first week of November for the grand re-opening of Marco Island culinary mainstay, Arturo’s Italian Restaurant at 844 Bald Eagle Drive.
Though the Zagat, Wine Spectator and AAA Approved Arturo’s has been in business on Marco Island for almost 19 years, Barney’s role has changed from co-owner to sole proprietor of the popular restaurant.
A very familiar face to patrons, Barney has been responsible for maintaining Arturo’s public image for many years—at the restaurant and throughout the community.
With the dawn of a new era, Barney promises: “Something old, something new, but everything decadent, delicious and a little different.”
As for the menu, she says: “We are keeping our most popular menu items such as Arturo’s famous stuffed pork chop. However, we are also excited about launching new themed wine dinners and a VIP rewards program for our guests.”
In November and December, Barney also plans to experiment by offering new menu items—a process meant to encourage customers to play an active role in Arturo’s future.
Barney adds: “What has always set Arturo’s Italian Restaurant apart: our guests are truly our friends. Everyone who passes through our doors feel like family—it’s like coming home. Every hour is happy hour.”