Monday, August 15, 2016

Isabella in Dedham Being Replaced by Cafe Tremezzo

An upscale suburban bistro that has been in business for more than 20 years is saying farewell, and an Italian restaurant will be replacing it.

According to a message sent from the dining spot's Facebook page, Isabella in Dedham has been sold and will become home to Cafe Tremezzo, which will be under the same ownership as Tremezzo in Wilmington. The note says that Isabella is still open for business during the transition, and that the changeover (including the name change and the menu change) will be complete by September.

Isabella, which first opened its doors in 1995, is a casual upscale spot featuring seasonal New American dishes; the original Tremezzo in Wilmington is a modern Italian eatery that opened in the summer of 2014, replacing Focaccia, which shut down abruptly in late 2013.

The address for Isabella (and the upcoming Cafe Tremezzo) is 566 High Street, Dedham, MA, 02026.

Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.

[September 13 update: A Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that Isabella will become Cafe Tremezzo within the next couple of weeks and that during the transition period, a few of Tremezzo's Italian specialties will be available.]

[November 21 update: The Dedham Transcript mentions that the sign is now up for Cafe Tremezzo, and while the place officially switched over from Isabella a couple of months ago, it was not clear that the changeover had actually taken place because the Isabella sign was still shown out front.]

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