Monday, February 05, 2018

Tony & Elaine's Opening in Former Amici Space in Boston's North End

by Marc Hurwitz

A new restaurant is on its way to the North End of Boston, and it has a connection to a few other nearby dining spots.

According to a source, a place called Tony & Elaine's is planning to open on N Washington Street, moving into the space where Amici had been. A public hearing notice provided by the source indicates that the manager of the proposed spot is Nicholas Frattaroli, who is involved with such restaurants as North Square Oyster, Ward 8 (which is also on N Washington Street), and Bodega Canal on Canal Street. It is not known what exactly the concept might be for Tony & Elaine's, so keep checking back for updates.

Amici was an Italian restaurant that had been in business for approximately 15 years.

The address for this new dining spot in the North End is 111 North Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02114.

[February 24 update: Boston Magazine states that Tony & Elaine's is planning to feature "old-school Italian" fare.]

[September 21 update: According to a press release, Tony & Elaine's will be a retro but "young and hip" Italian-American red sauce restaurant. The release says that the place will have two floors of dining, with the top floor having red leather booths, red checkered tablecloths, and wood-paneled walls and the bottom floor having black and white checkered floors, red leather booths, and exposed brick walls.]

[November 20 update: Eater Boston mentions that Tony & Elaine's plans to open sometime in December (possibly around December 19 or 20).]

[January 11, 2019 update: Tony & Elaine's did not end up opening around December 19 or 20, with a Facebook post from the place now simply saying that it will open "soon."]

[January 28, 2019 update: Boston Magazine states in an update that Tony & Elaine's opens for dinner service today, with lunch service eventually being offered as well.]

[April 4, 2019 update: According to a press release, Tony & Elaine's is now serving lunch, with the lunch menu including salads, subs, and pasta dishes.]

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