Friday, August 14, 2020

Taranta Restaurant in Boston's North End Is Closing; Concept/Name to Continue On in Different Forms

One of the best-known restaurants in the North End is calling it a day, though the concept isn't completely going away.

According to a Facebook post from the place, Taranta on Hanover Street is shutting down its physical space, with the post saying the following:

Many restaurants in the North End rely heavily on tourism, sporting events, concerts, conventions, and our location has lost all of our corporate business, functions and graduations, operating at 30% of its capacity due to seating restrictions. Without all of this we cannot survive. Since March, our liabilities have accumulated to more than we can sustain and unfortunately we were not able to reach an agreement with our landlord to make things work.

The note does mention that the concept will continue on "virtually" in the form of pop ups, catering, classes, and online merchandise, and Jose and Anna Duarte are apparently leaving the door open for the restaurant to reopen in another space, possibly within the next year. (Tambo 22 in Chelsea and Trattoria San Pietro in Norwell, which are both affiliated with Taranta, will remain open.)

Taranta will be open from Thursday through Sunday‬ for the next 2 weeks, with August 29 being its last day.

The address for Taranta is 210 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113.

[August 31 update: A check on its Facebook page indicates that Taranta is now closed, though it does look like the restaurant will return in a new space, with Jose Duarte saying on his Facebook page that "we will reopen but we don't have a location yet."]

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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