Update: Pellino's Ristorante in Marblehead Closes; Yannalfo's to Replace It
[Ed note: This article was updated on May 29 to reflect new information on the former Pellino's space.]
A couple of weeks after we reported that a new Italian restaurant had officially opened its doors in the North End of Boston, it has been learned that the original North Shore location of the eatery has closed, and another Italian dining spot will be moving in.
An article in the Marblehead Patch reports that Pellino's Ristorante on Washington Street in Marblehead has shut its doors, with the owner indicating the main reason for its closure being the opening of its new North End spot on Prince Street. The article quotes the owner as saying that "We've opened a second establishment in the North End of Boston and the reason I closed is because I lost two key employees, a cook and a manager," which led to him to come to the conclusion that "There was no way I could have had both open at the same time." The Patch states that someone has expressed interest in taking over the Washington Street space.
[May 29 update: A more recent article from the Marblehead Patch indicates that Yannalfo's will open up in the former Pellino's spot, with a possible opening sometime next month. The article says that the new restaurant will likely be a bit more affordable than Pellino's had been, though work is still being done to the menu and the chef is not yet in place.]
The address for the now-closed Pellino's (and soon-to-open Yannalfo's) is 261 Washington Street Marblehead, MA, 01945.
Thanks to North Shore Dish for bringing this to our attention.
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