Monday, March 16, 2015

Update: D'Amelio's Off the Boat Seafood in East Boston Is Moving to Revere; Pilones Moving into Its Old Space

[Ed note: This article was updated on March 16 to reflect new information given, including the fact that this is a move rather than a closing.]

An Italian seafood restaurant in East Boston is going to be leaving its space, with a new dining spot moving in.

According to a Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website, D'Amelio's Off the Boat Italian and Seafood Restaurant is looking to transfer its license to a new place called Pilones, which would open within the same Porter Street space. Based on its name, the new eatery might possibly be either a Central American or South American spot, though little is known about it at this point in time. [UPDATE: According to a poster on Twitter, D'Amelio's is moving to Revere, with another poster saying (via a Twitter post and a subsequent message) that it is moving into the Revere Street space where Maggio's had been until closing three years ago.]

[March 17 update: Eater Boston mentions that the new location of D'Amelio's in Revere is hoping to open by April 10.]

[April 6 update: A poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants group page says that D'Amelio's Off the Boat is now closed in East Boston, with the new location in Revere opening around April 9 or April 10.]

[April 10 update: A note from the restaurant confirms that D'Amelio's Off the Boat is now open in its new home in Revere, with the official opening being yesterday.]

D'Amelio's Off the Boat Italian and Seafood Restaurant has been around in its present form for approximately eight years (it had previously been a takeout spot), featuring an array of seafood dishes such as char-grilled octopus, fried calamari, broiled swordfish, lobster fra diavolo, sauteed mussels, and clam rolls.

The address for D'Amelio's Off the Boat (and the proposed Pilones) is 26 Porter Street, Boston, MA, 02128; the address for the new location of D'Amelio's will be 306 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151.

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]