Monday, July 11, 2016

Cafe Artigiano Is Opening in Downtown Boston

It looks like a new cafe is coming to the heart of downtown Boston, and it appears that one of the people behind a restaurant in Cambridge may be behind it.

According to a page within the city of Boston website, Cafe Artigiano is planning to open on City Hall Avenue, which is an alleyway leading from School Street to Court Square near Downtown Crossing and City Hall Plaza. Based on the address, it appears that the new eatery would take over the space where Cafe Hemshin has been, and it looks like one of the owners of Basta Pasta in Cambridge--Altin Hoxhallari--is the manager of the place. (Altin's brother Reno is another owner of Basta Pasta, and he is also the manager of Buco Trattoria in Boston's Fort Point.)

If all goes as planned, Cafe Artigiano will have seating for 34 and proposed hours of 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The address for this new eatery in downtown Boston is: Cafe Artigiano, 8 City Hall Avenue, Boston, MA, 02108.

[September 8 update: A Twitter post from @DTownBostonBID indicates that Cafe Artigiano plans to open this fall, and that it will feature panini and pasta options, along with catering.]

[May 11, 2017 update: According to a source, Cafe Artigiano is now open and it offers such items as soups, salads, panini, pizza, and breakfast items.]

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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]