Monday, April 27, 2015

Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar to Replace Via Matta in Boston's Park Square

A very well-known Boston restaurant is soon going to be closing its doors, though a new dining spot that will be one of the only restaurants of its kind in the area will take its place.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Michael Schlow is closing Via Matta in Park Square toward the end of May and will open Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar in its space once renovations are complete (likely in the fall). The article says that the new spot from Schlow will feature "high-quality Greek-inspired cuisine," with a few options being zucchini chips with yogurt, roasted whole fish, flatbreads, and bone-in lamb shoulder.

[May 27 update: According to a press release, Michael Schlow will be hosting "The Last Supper" for Via Matta this Saturday (May 30).]

[September 28 update: Eater Boston states that Doretta Tavern and Raw Bar opens this evening.]

Via Matta, which first opened in 2002, is an upscale Italian restaurant that has seen its share of celebrity sightings over the years, including Jimmy Fallon, Billy Joel, and Mick Jagger.

The address for Via Matta (and upcoming Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar) is 79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, 02116.

Thanks to a poster on the Chowhound site for initially bringing this to our attention.

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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]