Friday, February 21, 2014

Alfredo's Italian Kitchen Is Taking Over The Snack Bar Space in Cambridge

A local group of Italian eateries is looking to expand into Cambridge, and this location would apparently take over the space where a Portuguese dining spot currently resides.

A License Commission General Hearing page on the City of Cambridge website indicates that Alfredo's Italian Kitchen--which has locations in Everett, Lynn, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, and South Boston--is seeking a common victualer license to open on Cambridge Street, with the address indicating that it would move into the spot between Inman Square and Lechmere where The Snack Bar is. If all goes as planned, the new location of the eatery would have seating for 20, with proposed hours being 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Snack Bar is known in part for being one of the spots that Anthony Bourdain went to for the Boston episode of "No Reservations" back in April of 2011.

[March 14 update: A poster on Twitter mentions that The Snack Bar has a sign up saying "sorry we closed."]

[June 1 update: A veteran poster on the Chowhound site confirms that Alfredo's will indeed be moving into the former Snack Bar space, saying that "Coming Soon" signs are now posted out front.]

[July 9 update: Based on more posts on the Chowhound site, the new Alfredo's in Cambridge is now open, though it also looks like the shop may not be directly connected to the other Alfredo's locations (we will try to confirm this).]

The address for the proposed location of Alfredo's Italian Kitchen is 691-697 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141. The website for the group of restaurants can be found at

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