Parla to Replace Il Villaggio in Boston's North End
A new restaurant is coming to the North End of Boston, and it will be replacing another dining spot that closed last year.
According to a post in NorthEndWaterfront.com, Parla is getting ready to open on Hanover Street, moving into the space where Il Villaggio had been until shutting down for renovations. The article mentions that the "newly themed Italian restaurant" apparently has the same underlying ownership as its predecessor. It looks like Parla is on the verge of opening, as its website says it will open this month and NorthEndWaterfront.com states that a soft opening should be on the way over the coming days.
[April 10 update: UrbanDaddy states that Parla will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, with a soft opening on Monday and Tuesday. It looks like the new restaurant is apparently going to be a type of Italian speakeasy, with a "secret" food and drink menu that customers can only see by giving a password.]
It appears that Il Villaggio had been open on Hanover Street for nearly 10 years.
The address for this new Italian restaurant in the North End is: Parla, 230 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113. Its website will be at http://www.parlaboston.com/
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