Portofino restaurant is closing as of today, Monday, Feb. 11.

The Italian pizzeria, bar and restaurant has been a fixture at 10 Center Street in Wilton Center since 1988.

Owner Tony Ramadani said the space will be remodeled and will re-open in about six weeks as the Red Rooster Pub.

Ramadani owns two other Red Rooster Pubs, one in Newtown and one in Ridgefield.

Asked why Portofino was closing, he said, "I have two other successful pubs and we are trying to take things to the next level."

Ramadani said he will keep pizza and other Portofino customer favorites on the comfort food menu at Red Rooster Pub in Wilton.

Portofino will be open for takeout only as of today and during the renovation.