It’s lights out for Cantoro Italian Trattoria’s Troy outpost. The sprawling restaurant closed its doors on September 29 without notice, the Detroit Free Press reports. A rep for the Italian market and restaurant mini chain attributed the shutter to a bad location, difficulty with staffing, and low sales during Cantoro’s lunch service.
Cantoro opened its first trattoria inside its Plymouth-base Italian market emporium. The restaurant was so well-received that the owners decided to expand to Troy last year. They took over the 120-seat former Tre Monte Ristorante space in June 2018.
Although the Troy outpost is gone, Cantoro is still continuing to serve fresh pastas, soups, and salads at its Plymouth restaurant and at the company’s new Detroit Metropolitan Airport outlet. Staff at the Troy location were also given the option to transfer to Plymouth, where the restaurant is expected to add about 40 seats for a total of 130.