Jason Denton's stellar Williamsburg Italian restaurant, Betto, has been closed for at least the last week. A sign on the door reads: "Sorry for any inconvenience! Betto will be closed for a little makeover. Thank you and will see you soon." Now, a rep tells Eater that the group is "exploring other options for the space."
Although the restaurant always served good, very affordable food, it never received much attention from the critics, and the dining room was frequently empty during the week. Last July, Jason Denton told Eater: "We have a long lease and we plan on being here for a long time. It's one of those things where we said, 'Listen, we are going to be really patient.'" Denton closed his 15-year-old West Village restaurant 'Ino last month with no explanation. His Murray Hill restaurant, 'Intoeca Liquori Bar, also shuttered last fall. Denton still operates Corsino in the West Village, 'Inoteca on the Lower East Side, and Indie food & Wine near Lincoln Center. He also just launched an event company with his wife and another partner.
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