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|Restaurant Type:||Wine Bar|
|Address:||213 South Rogers Street|
Bloomington, IN 47402
|Current Owner(s):||Jason Widen, Heather McDougall|
Marci Widen, Craig Widen
|Hours:||Tues-Thurs 11:30am - 11:30pm|
Fri-Sat 11:30am - 1:00am
Tutto bene, meaning everything is good in Italian, was a wine cafe located at 213 S. Rogers Street. The cafe, housed in a refurbished frozen foods warehouse, featured an open seating concept that included couches, coffee tables, and movable partitions that made it very flexible while hosting musical performances and art exhibitions.
At any one time, approximately 30 wines were offered by the glass ranging in price from $5 to $11 per glass and hundreds more options offered by the bottle. Tutto bene's food selection was influenced by multiple international cuisines and made use of the most local farms and local food distributors in Bloomington. The food was served in the tapas style (small plates) along with salads, sandwiches and housemade soup. The cafe also offered a wide selection of specialty coffee drinks, desserts, and dessert wines.
Tutto bene was also a retail establishment carrying a wide variety of household decorations, CDs, their signature curved water glasses, wine to go and wine accessories, plates and serving dishes, and furniture (the furniture being used in the cafe were floor samples). Tutto bene accommodated private functions of all sizes and offers catering and wine pairing.
Tutto bene opened in early June of 2004 in the location formerly occupied by a frozen foods warehouse on Grant Street. The owners, Jason Widen, Heather McDougall, Marci Widen, and Craig Widen wanted to open a wine bar with a bit of a twist - retail. With art a primary focus to the retail they also offered gift items, gift baskets made to order, accessories and some furnishing. Guests were encouraged to take their glass of wine and browse through the space looking at the art and other offerings .
Tutto Bene closed on February 28, 2009, citing the sluggish economy. The space it occupied was renovated to accommodate The Prep School Academy.