Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ida's Restaurant in the North End of Boston Has Closed

A week after we reported that an Italian restaurant in the North End of Boston had closed, it looks like another Italian dining spot in the neighborhood has shuttered, and this one had been around for a very long time.

Patrick M. of the Server Not Servant blog mentions (via a Twitter post) that Ida's on Mechanic Street is no longer in business, with a note out front saying "Thank you for loyalty and patronage over the years." (Patrick also says that the building in which Ida's is housed has been sold.) The restaurant, which had a partially hidden side entrance off Hanover Street and focused mainly on Southern Italian food, first opened its doors back in 1951.

A nearby spot called Piccola Venezia also closed a week ago Saturday after being in business for more than 30 years; Modern Pastry, which is next door, will be expanding into the space.

The address for the now-closed Ida's in the North End was: Ida's Restaurant, 3 Mechanic Street, Boston, MA, 02113.

[New article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Comfort Food Items from Boston-Area Restaurants]

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