Sunday, July 19, 2015

Update: Grappa in Watertown Closes; Wild Rice Vegan Cafe Opening in Its Space

[Ed note: This article was updated on December 14 to reflect new information given, including a name for the new restaurant along with the fact that it is now open for business.]

An Italian restaurant located in an unlikely place near the Boston line has closed its doors, and it looks like a nearby vegan eatery will open a new spot in the space.

According to the Tables section from The Boston Globe, Grappa in Watertown is no longer in operation, as the owner sold the Elm Street dining spot to the people behind Red Lentil, a restaurant located nearby on Mt. Auburn Street. The post says that the person behind Grappa is looking to find a new space for private events, though it is not known if she will also eventually open another dining spot as well.

Grappa was a restaurant that our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) featured as an under-the-radar spot for reasonably-priced Italian food. The review can be found at this link:

The address for the now-closed Grappa (and upcoming restaurant from the Red Lentil folks) is 71 Elm Street, Watertown, MA, 02472.

[December 14 update: Eater Boston states that the new restaurant from the owners of Red Lentil is now open in the former Grappa space, and it is called Wild Rice Vegan Cafe.]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pasta Dishes from Restaurants in the Boston Area and Beyond]