Monday, December 05, 2011

G'Vanni's in Boston's North End Has Closed; Pellino's Is Replacing It

An Italian restaurant in the North End of Boston has closed its doors, and a new dining spot will be opening in its place.

According to a poster on the Hiddenboston Twitter page, G'Vanni's on Prince Street is empty and certificates are no longer valid. A call placed to the dining spot indicates that the phone is out of service and a check on OpenTable indicates that reservations are no longer being taken for the place. A further check shows that the website for its location in Deerfield Beach, FL, is no longer running, though we are not yet certain whether that location is closed for good. (Another G'Vanni's had been located in Billerica, but that restaurant closed awhile ago.)

As mentioned by the poster below, states that a new restaurant called Pellino's is looking to move into the space where G'Vanni's had been. Pellino's will have a capacity of 36 and will be open for lunch and dinner. The article also mentions that the new spot will not have a bar, though it will be able to serve alcohol.

[February 21, 2012 update: We have now learned that the Pellino's that is coming to the North End is being opened by the same folks who own Pellino's restaurant in Marblehead. Their website mentions that they are hoping to open the new North End location in "mid to late February." (The website can be found at]

[March 12, 2012 update: A note from a follower of the Hiddenboston Twitter page (and confirmed by the restaurant's website) indicates that the new Pellino's in the North End of Boston is now open.]

The address for the now-closed G'Vanni's (and the new Pellino's) in the North End is 2 Prince Street, Boston, MA, 02113.