Monday, September 16, 2019

Update: Firenze Trattoria in Salem Has Closed; Settler Restaurant to Open in Space

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect new information given, including a name for the upcoming restaurant.]

A popular Italian restaurant on the North Shore has closed its doors, and a new spot will be opening in its space.

According to its website and Facebook page, Firenze Trattoria in Salem is no longer in business, with a Facebook post saying that "We are touched and honored to be part of this fantastic community and lucky to have been surrounded by its warmth and love....the memories and great friends we made at Firenze will stay with us forever." Another Facebook post indicates that a new dining spot will soon be opening in its space and that Aaron Chambers (who is presumably the same Aaron Chambers who has worked at Not Your Average Joe's, Craigie on Main, and Bar Boulud) will be behind it.

Firenze Trattoria, which first opened in 2013, was known for its Tuscan fare, including such items as chickpea soup, rigatoni and sausage and truffle oil, gnocchi with gorgonzola and toasted walnuts, braised beef tripe, center cut pork chops, beef liver, and cacio e pepe.

The address for this now-closed Italian restaurant in Salem was: Firenze Trattoria, 2 Lynde Street, Salem, MA, 01970.

Thanks to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page for initially bringing this to our attention.

[January 2, 2020 update: A website and Facebook page for the place indicates that the new spot moving into the former Firenze Trattoria space will be called Settler Restaurant and that Aaron Chambers (and his wife Shanna) will indeed be behind

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]