Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Trattoria Orsini in Salem Has Closed; Antique Table Is Replacing It

A short-lived Italian restaurant on the North Shore has shut down, and it looks like a pair of Italian eateries is expanding into the space.

According to several sources, Trattoria Orsini in Salem is no longer in business, with a Facebook post on the North Shore Eats page indicating that Sunday may have been its last day. A few sources have said that Antique Table--which has locations in Lynn and Winthrop--plans to open in the Congress Street space (the Facebook post also mentions this), though this has not been completely confirmed as of yet.

Trattoria Orsini first opened last July, moving into the space where Grapevine had been for more than 15 years; the restaurant offered such items as grilled octopus, arancini, linguine with clams, bolognese, veal piccata, and parmesan-crusted chicken breast.

The address for the now-closed Orsini (and upcoming Antique Table) is 26 Congress Street, Salem, MA, 01970.

[July 20 update: A Facebook post from the place confirms that Antique Table will indeed be opening in the former Orsini space, with the restaurant planning to open sometime in early September. (Thanks to a source for bringing this to our attention.)]

[March 7, 2018 update: Eater Boston mentions (via a Facebook post from the business) that Antique Table opens in Salem on Friday, March 9.]

Follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston

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