Thursday, December 20, 2018

Porto Maltese in Brookline's Washington Square Has Temporarily Closed; Exact Status Unknown

by Marc Hurwitz

A seafood restaurant in Brookline has shut down for at least the time being, and it is not known exactly what the status of the place is at this point in time.

According to multiple sources, Porto Maltese in Washington Square is locked up and dark--apparently having closed last week--while one source sent a picture showing a sign out front that says the Beacon Street restaurant is temporarily closed until January 11. There are rumors going around that it could end up being reconcepted and/or rebranded, though nothing has been confirmed as of yet, so stay tuned for updates as they come in.

Porto Maltese first opened in March, moving into the space where The Fireplace had been until closing in the summer of 2017. The restaurant has focused in part on Mediterranean-style seafood dishes, including a variety of shellfish options.

The address for Porto Maltese is 1634 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446. Its website can be found at

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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]