By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Sep 18, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Amilinda, the Downtown restaurant specializing in Spanish and Portuguese inspired fare at 315 E. Wisconsin Ave. will be re-opening for in-house dining on Friday, Sept. 25. 

The restaurant, which submitted a COVID-19 safety plan in accordance with the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely Order 4.1, has received approval from the City of Milwaukee Health Department to re-open at full capacity.

Co-owner and chef Gregory Leon says that, for the health and safety of both staff and customers, they will re-open at just 50% capacity, allowing for social distancing within the restaurant. 

Dining will available by reservation only, with a limit of six persons per party. Masks will be required for all guests at all times except while eating and drinking (guest should be sure to wear a mask when interacting with staff). 

On the menu, guests can expect to see classic Amilinda dishes, including an ever-changing selection of five starters, five entrees and a selection of desserts from pastry chef Sara Ostrowski.

Carry-out will still be available for patrons who do not wish to take advantage of dine-in services.

Amilinda will be open for carry-out only on Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19 before closing to prepare the restaurant to reopen for dining on Sept. 25.  Reservations for in-house dining on Sept. 25 and beyond can be made beginning Saturday, Sept. 19 at amilinda.com.

Once reopened, Amilinda will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

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