Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Kala Thai Cookery Replacing Casalinga in Boston's Haymarket Area

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect the fact that a new Thai restaurant may be moving into the space.]

An Italian eatery in downtown Boston that replaced a short-lived dining spot has also closed after a very short time in business.

According to a post from the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog, Casalinga on Hanover Street in the Haymarket area of the city is no longer in business, which seems to confirm a recent check on the place showing that it was locked up and dark during business hours. The restaurant, which debuted last October, had taken over the space where Lulu's Kitchen had been until April of 2017, with that place first opening in the fall of 2016.

Casalinga offered such options as pizza, ravioli, chicken parmigiana, risotto, gnocchi, an Italian sub, and more.

The address for this now-closed Italian spot (and new Thai place) in downtown Boston is Casalinga, 151 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02109.

[June 1 update: According to a source, Kala Thai Cookery appears to be moving into the former Casalinga space, with a photo sent showing a sign out front indicating it is coming soon.]

[August 5 update: A message (and photo) sent to us indicates that Kala Thai Cookery is now open.]

[August 20 update: Eater Boston confirms what a few sources have told us, that the person behind Kala Thai Cookery--Manita Bunnagitkarn--is also behind the highly-rated Cha Yen Thai Cookery in Watertown, which has received praise from both The Boston Globe and the Improper Bostonian. (Noodle, curry, and rice dishes are a few options offered at the new spot, according to Eater.)]

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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]