Rossobianco, chef David Levi’s second restaurant in Portland, has temporarily closed.

Levi, who also owns Vinland on Congress Street, said the closure of the organic wine bar and restaurant, which served Northern Italian-inspired food, was due primarily to “creative differences within the team.” He said he wants to “bring the restaurant closer to the original vision of a truly simple, rustic, casual trattoria.”

Rossobianco, located at 3 Deering Ave., opened in September with Scott London as chef de cuisine. London is a Maine native who attended the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado, and worked for several years at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder. He also spent time in Italy interning at restaurants in the Friuli-Venezia Guilia region.

The menu at Rossobianco offered plenty of small, casual plates but also larger entrees priced in the $22-24 range.

“He was making really great food and got overwhelmingly great feedback on it,” Levi said, “but we ultimately were going in different directions.” Levi plans to reopen Rossobianco in a couple of months with a new chef de cuisine. He will be replacing any staff not on salary, including waitstaff. He has not yet found a new chef, he said.