Friday, January 11, 2019

Update: Pescatore in Somerville Has Closed; Avenue Kitchen and Bar to Open in Its Place

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on January 15 to reflect new information given on the restaurant moving into the space.]

A longtime favorite for Italian food has called it a day.

According to a message from Christine Liu, Pescatore in the Ball Square section of Somerville closes today, with a Facebook post from the Boston Avenue restaurant confirming this, saying that "It is with a heavy heart that I [co-owner Anna Buonopane] announce the closure of Pescatore, effective January 11, 2019. The people of Somerville welcomed me, my husband, and my three daughters with open arms, and for that I will be forever grateful." The note hints that the space will not be empty for long, mentioning that "When one door closes, another one opens! Be on the lookout for a wonderful new restaurant and bar to open in the building soon! We hope you'll support and enjoy the new endeavor."

Pescatore, which first opened approximately 13 years ago, has been known in part for its Italian seafood dishes, with our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) featuring it as an under the radar spot. The review can be found at the link below:

The address for Pescatore (and the upcoming new restaurant) is 158 Boston Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02144.

[January 15 update: Eater Boston mentions that a new gastropub called Avenue Kitchen and Bar is opening in the Pescatore space, with chef Kenny Schweizer (Nahita) and general manager Gino DeLuca (Florentine Cafe) planning to offer steak, seafood, and chicken dishes along with burgers and Detroit-style pizza, a thick-crust pan pizza that is only found in a few spots around the Boston area. If all goes well, the new dining and drinking spot could be opening in March.]

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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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