Spending $1 million-plus to renovate and reflag a long-running restaurant is a big step for any restaurateur. And it really takes guts to spring for a second makeover a mere nine months into the new regime. But that's how Parasole Restaurant Holdings c.e.o. Phil Roberts played it at his multi-concept company's sparkling new Il Gatto (translation: the cat) in Minneapolis. Dubbed an “Uptown Italian” operation, Il Gatto replaced the company's venerable Figlio, which had anchored the ...

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