Friday, August 21, 2020

Rustico in Boston's North Station/Haymarket Area Has Closed

An under-the-radar Italian spot in the heart of Boston has shut down.

According to a tweet from @AlexDiPrato, Rustico has closed its doors, with a message from the Canal Street restaurant confirming this, indicating that the place had shuttered in March around the time of the coronavirus outbreak (and subsequent restaurant restrictions by the state) and it never ended up reopening. We are told that a new owner is taking over the space and plans to open around the end of the month, though we don't have any information as to what it might be, so stay tuned for updates.

Rustico (which has also been known as Osteria Rustico and Cafe Rustico), has been in operation for at least 20 years, though it went through an ownership change approximately 10 years ago. The restaurant was seen as a hidden gem with a variety of sandwich and pasta options.

The address for Rustico is 85 Canal Street, Boston, MA, 02114.

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]

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