Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Urban Hearth to Take Over L'Impasto Space in Cambridge

An Italian restaurant in Cambridge that once received a "best of" from our sister site has shut down, and a culinary event company is moving into the space.

A Twitter post from last night mentioned that L'Impasto on Mass. Ave. looked shuttered, and a Facebook post from Urban Hearth confirms the closure of the North Cambridge dining spot, saying that it will be taking over the L'Impasto space and opening what looks to be a cafe, supper club, and apparently a place for events and recipe/product development, based on an earlier Kickstarter page. If all goes as planned, Urban Hearth will be up and running by the fall.

L'Impasto, which first opened in the summer of 2011, was a tiny Italian eatery that was known in part for its house-made pastas and breads. Our Boston's Hidden Restaurants site awarded it "best Italian restaurant" in the Boston area in 2012, with a review of the place being found at the link below:


The address for the now-closed L'Impasto (and upcoming Urban Hearth) is 2263 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140. The website for Urban Hearth can be found at http://www.urbanhearth.net/

[May 27 update: The Boston Globe gives a bit more information on the upcoming Urban Hearth, saying that the 24-seat place will be a cafe at breakfast and lunch while being a supper club in the evening with themed meals (it will also have pop-up dinners on Monday and Tuesday nights).]

[June 28 update: There has been a bit of chatter about L'Impasto possibly moving to a new space nearby, but that prospect may be dimming a bit, as a license hearing page mentions that the restaurant has canceled its license and turned it in.]

[October 20 update: Eater Boston mentions that Urban Hearth opens on Thursday, October 27.]

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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]