Thursday, May 09, 2013

La Maione May Be Opening in Belmont

A new Italian restaurant may be on its way to Belmont, and the person behind it used to be involved with a well-known eatery in neighboring Waltham.

The Belmont Citizen-Herald states that La Maione is planning to open on Common Street, with an earlier article from the Belmont Patch mentioning that John Maione (formerly of La Campania) would be the owner of the dining spot. According to the Patch, the new restaurant looks to focus on "Neapolitan-style pizza and southern Italian 'soul food'" from Maione, who helped open La Campania on Main Street in Waltham with his family approximately 15 years ago.

The Citizen-Herald article says that a hearing on La Maione will be continued next week because one Planning Board member was not present for this week's hearing and another member recused himself because he owns property next to the Common Street site.

The address for this proposed Italian restaurant in Belmont is 436 Common Street, Belmont, MA, 02478.