Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Update: Owners of Pellino's in Boston's North End Plan to Open Casarecce in Former Pinkberry Space

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on December 12 to confirm the name given for the new place.]

The people behind a North End restaurant are looking to open another dining spot nearby, moving into the space where a frozen yogurt shop had been.

Eater Boston is reporting (via NorthEndWaterfront.com) that Frank and Karen Pellino of Pellino's on Prince Street are planning to open an as-of-yet unnamed restaurant on Hanover Street in the former Pinkberry space. A meeting agenda notice for the proposed eatery mentions that the Pellinos have purchased the property--which includes three residential units--and that they plan to change the use of the dining space from a takeout spot to what appears to be a full-service restaurant with beer, wine, and cordials offered. The meeting with the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council took place on January 8, with a new NorthEndWaterfront.com post saying that the council gave unanimous support for the restaurant, which would have seating for 30 and be a pasta-themed spot.

Pinkberry closed in 2016 after three years in business, while Pellino's moved from Marblehead to the North End in 2012, taking over the space where G'Vanni's once was.

The address for the proposed restaurant from the folks behind Pellino's is 285 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113.

[March 1 update: Universal Hub states that the Board of Appeals has approved of the plans for the new restaurant in the former Pinkberry space. The post says that the restaurant now needs to go through the licensing process for both food and drink.]

[April 11 update: According to a licensing board hearing page, the upcoming restaurant replacing Pinkberry will tentatively be called "Casarecce."]

[December 14 update: A source (Geoff Wong) confirms that the new restaurant will indeed be called Casarecce, as a new sign is now up for the place.]

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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]

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