Bacio Italiano to open tonight in former Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room

The Italian restaurant opens tonight in Main Gate Square

Main Gate Square restaurant Bacio Italiano announced plans to open at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 6.

The 2,800-square-foot space at 943 E. University Blvd. previously housed Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room, which quietly closed in 2018.

Bacio has not responded to our inquiries, and a menu is not public yet; stay tuned for additional information.

Keep up with Bacio Italiano on Facebook.

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