The Coburg pizza restaurant that hosted a $200-a-head dinner attended by Collingwood footballer Dane Swan and several underworld figures has been temporarily shut down by health inspectors from Moreland City Council.
A council spokesman confirmed the Gatto Nero restaurant, which is co-owned by John Gatto, the brother of former Carlton Crew leader Mick Gatto, had been closed.
The spokesman would not say if the pizzeria had breached health and safety regulations or when it would open.
It is understood the issues relate to the previous operator of the Harding Street restaurant and the new owners have agreed to rectify the problems.
John Gatto did not respond to requests for comment, but his hospitality venture has been plagued by controversy since opening its doors.
Fairfax Media revealed the venue did not have a licence to serve alcohol at the event promoted by the Magpie star, which raised several thousand dollars for Gatto and his associates.
While Swan drank Coca-Cola at the function, most of the 50 guests consumed wine, beer and bourbon, while the event also included a $60 cocktail option.
The matter is currently the subject of an investigation by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, which could impose fines of up to $34,000 or two years in prison if the alleged breach is proven.
At the time, Mick Gatto defended Swan’s appearance and claimed the Collingwood star was unaware the event would be attended by underworld figures.
"The bloke is a real champion, I can promise you that. He didn’t know I was going to be there," Mr Gatto said.