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Juliet Is Now Reopened After Briefly Shutting Down

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With a new refocus on Italian-American fare

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Juliet, the gorgeous Italian restaurant on Barton Springs, is temporarily shuttering to refocus and redesign the space. Its last day as Juliet will be on Sunday, June 4, and it plans on reopening sometime later that month.

Under the new name Juliet Italian Kitchen, the revamped restaurant will serve Italian-American cuisine from executive chef Jacob Weaver. This means red sauce and family-style meals, among other changes.

The new Juliet will also change its already-stunning decor with Design Hound from architect Kevin Stewart. A tipster noted that the restaurant is applying for outdoor music venue permits, which means it’s looking to host live shows and concerts in the near future.

Owner Dan Wilkins opened Juliet in June 2015 with Weaver and pastry chef Carly Rosmeissl in the notoriously hard-to-maintain address that used to be home to Mama Mia and Romeo.

Relatedly and nearby, Lisa and Emmett Fox closed down their South Lamar Italian restaurant, Cantine.

Update, June 19: After that temporary shutter, the slightly-renamed Juliet Italian Kitchen opens again starting today, June 19, at 3 p.m. with that new Italian-American menu. Parts of the restaurant are still undergoing renovations.