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Velvet Buffalo Brings Modern Italian Cuisine to Downtown Beloit

Restaurant and wine bar features chef-driven menu with Italian Classics.

Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian, a rustic Italian restaurant serving made-from-scratch classics (with a twist) in the heart of downtown Beloit, offers guests a memorable experience and fresh, seasonal dishes inspired by regions throughout Italy. Tucked inside Hotel Goodwin, 500 Public Avenue, Velvet Buffalo’s menu features favorites, like the mouth-watering spaghetti and meatballs, lobster gnocchi, tiramisu, and a wide selection of wine and craft cocktails. 

Fulfilling a growing demand for a creative-yet-classic Italian dining option in the Stateline, Velvet Buffalo’s executive chef, Jonna, and her sous chefs prepare dishes using high-quality ingredients, house-made pasta, artisan-style bread and sustainably sourced seafood and meats. Desserts are made fresh daily by the in-house pastry chef.

“Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian brings something entirely new to downtown Beloit, both in menu and atmosphere,” said Jeff Whiteman, COO of Geronimo Hospitality Group. “The space is filled with energy and the dishes are fresh and flavorful. Plain and simple, we’re doing Italian classics really well.”

Distinctive design elements and furnishings throughout the restaurant create a sense of contemporary comfort. The warm, inviting interior greets guests with a rustic chic vibe, perfect for an intimate dinner or a social gathering.

Located adjacent to the lobby inside Hotel Goodwin, Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian serves dinner Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

About Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian

Modern in experience and timeless in taste, Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian delivers fresh ingredients with a side of rustic charm. Our rotating seasonal menu features thoughtfully crafted dishes made from scratch that are inspired by the many regions of Italy–from house-made pasta and artisan-style bread to sustainably sourced seafood and our own spin on traditional desserts. Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian is a member of the Geronimo Hospitality Group family of brands. To learn more about Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian, visit

About Geronimo Hospitality Group

Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, Geronimo Hospitality Group owns and operates a growing collection of award-winning, upscale boutique hotels, restaurants and clubs. Committed to providing memorable guest experiences through its genuine service and original brands, Geronimo properties are distinguished as destinations of choice for locals and travelers in the cities they operate. For more information, visit:


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