Friday, January 05, 2018

Eataly Imports in Saugus to Become a Restaurant

by Marc Hurwitz

A specialty food shop north of Boston is planning to change into a full-service restaurant.

The Saugus Advertiser is reporting that Eataly Imports in Saugus is looking to turn its current store into a 62-seat dining spot that offers sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more, while also possibly featuring karaoke as well. The article mentions that the business has been operating as a food store offering Italian goods and specialty items for the past 10 months.

It doesn't appear that Eataly Imports has any sort of connection to Eataly, a group of Italian emporiums that has a location at the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay.

The address for Eataly Imports is 184 Broadway (Route 1), Saugus, MA, 01906. Its Facebook page can be found at

[July 16 update: It looks like Eataly Imports will be changing its name as it morphs into a restaurant, with a new post from the Saugus Advertiser indicating that it could be named Barra Grezza Italiano Ristorante while a Twitter page for the place calls it Barra Grezza Raw Bar & Italian Ristorante.]

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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]