Thursday, May 29, 2014

Update: Osteria Nino Is Opening at Burlington's 3rd Ave (within Northwest Park)

[Ed note: This article was updated on July 3 and again on February 26, 2015 to reflect new information given, including what appears to be two name changes.]

A new restaurant is coming to a development north of Boston, and the group behind it might be familiar to some.

According to a Facebook post from 3rd Ave, a dining spot that is tentatively called Abbondanza will be opening at 3rd Ave within the Northwest Park complex which is just north of the Burlington Mall in Burlington. An earlier article from the Lowell Sun indicates that the Lyons Group is behind the 6,000-square-foot eatery; the Lyons Group is also behind the Kings entertainment facilities, including one that is also coming to 3rd Ave (it was supposed to open this spring but was hit by a major fire, setting its opening back by as much as a year). Other spots from the Lyons Group include such places as Back Bay Social Club, Harvard Gardens, Lucky's Lounge, Scampo, and Towne Stove & Spirits.

Little is currently known about this restaurant other than the fact that it may be opening this fall; as soon as we find out more about the place, we will post an update here.

[July 3 update: The Daily Times Chronicle reports that the new restaurant coming to 3rd Ave will be called Margutta instead of Abbondanza, and it will likely feature both Italian and Middle Eastern fare. The article mentions that the 240-seat restaurant--which will include a seasonal outdoor patio--will be a "chef-driven" spot and a "first class restaurant" that is "not going to be your typical red sauce Italian restaurant."]

[February 26, 2015 update: Eater Boston is now reporting that a new restaurant called Osteria Nino is coming to 3rd Ave, and based on the address given in an earlier Burlington Board of Selectmen page, it appears that this is the same space as that of Abbondanza/Margutta (the social media pages for Osteria Nino show the same 19 3rd Avenue address). EB also says that Osteria Nino will be a restaurant that is "inspired by the kitchens of Rome" and that one of the people involved with the opening (Chris Boswell) is executive chef of the Rome Sustainable Food Project in Italy.]

[May 5, 2015 update: A new article from Eater Boston says that Nino opens to the public this Thursday (May 7).]

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