Branzino, the popular Italian BYOB in Rittenhouse, will be closed for more than a week after a fire Tuesday morning, its owner said.

Luan Tota, who is in Europe visiting his family, said by text that he had heard that there was a break-in, as well - a point that is noted on the restaurant's website, which contends that the fire was set.

"I'm not sure if [a break-in was] related to the fire," he said, adding that he would fly back to Philadelphia shortly to assess the damage. He founded the restaurant at 261 S. 17th St. 13 years ago and expanded next door about three years ago, adding a patio.

Philadelphia police did not return a message Tuesday seeking details.