Italian steakhouse opening this week at former Mile High location

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The former Mile High Steak and Seafood restaurant in Glen Mills, PA will soon be home to an Italian steakhouse.

Bardolino Italian Steakhouse and Seafood, will open on May 31st at the strip center site in near Route 202 and Route 1.

The announcement on the new website of the restaurant indicated Bardolino will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. The restaurant will have a soft opening at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, through Sunday, June 4 for dinner service only.

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After that time, the restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner. The menu will featureItalian specialities, steaks, sandwiches and pizza.

The retail area around the restaurant has developed rapidly, with the opening of a massive Wegmans supermarket, along with other businesses that include fast-casual restaurants.

The owner is listed as Jack Mavraj as chef-owner, with David Robinson serving as chef. Robinson is the former chef of Mile High. Mavraj has been listed as an owner of La Vernona, a northern Italian restaurant in Kennett Square.

(See previous story below on Mile High).

Mile High owner says future of closed restaurant bleak

According to the post that was sent to former Mile Housepatrons, Mavraj and Robinson will “blend their culinary expertise and create a unique blend of a high-end steakhouse with an Italian flare. We will have a vast selection of wines offered to pair with the best steaks and pasta available. Bardolinos will offer superior hospitality in a high energy atmosphere housed in an attractive classic decor.”

Mile High closed last year after the owner cited a number of problems.

It was not immediately known if the new restaurant will honor all or a portion of the two for one gift cards that were a key part of the marketing strategy of Mile High.

Customers often spent hundreds of dollars on the cards that were also used to leverage savings that came from promotions like a free seafood dish with a steak one night a week.

Bardolino will face stiff competition in the Route 202 corridor, from long-time steakhouses like Brandywine Prime and Sullivan’s as well as well as Firebird’s, a mid-sized steakhouse chain.

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