With University of Minnesota memorabilia's covering the walls of the restaurant, it has become a tradition for alumni, and people come back to eat at Vescio's long after they graduate, Skott Johnson, president of the Dinkytown Business Association, said.
The new location, Vescio's Trattoria, will open in the skyway of the Six Quebec building in a couple of weeks. Here, it will compete alongside other 'on-the-go" fast food places such as Taco John's for the fast-paced professional crowd.
Vescio's menu will differ slightly in order to keep lunch quick for the professional crowd. They will offer cheaper lunch portions such as cold salads and sandwiches that will be prepared ahead of time, giving people the choice to eat in or take their meal back to their offices, according to the Minnesota Daily.
The restaurant's popular pastas and hot sandwiches will still be available. "Everything will still be homemade, handmade, just like at our other restaurants," manager Fred Vescio said.