Monday, November 09, 2020

Jeveli's in East Boston Closes for the Winter

[Ed note: This article was updated on November 10 to reflect new information indicating this may be more of a hibernation.]

A landmark dining spot that is billed as the oldest Italian restaurant in Boston appears to be the latest spot that is going into winter hibernation.

According to multiple sources (including posts from the East Boston Open Discussion Facebook group page), Jeveli's in East Boston is closing after business hours on Tuesday, with some sources saying that this is a permanent closure while others say that the Chelsea Street restaurant will be reopening in the spring of 2021. A phone call placed to Jeveli's over the weekend indicates that the people behind the dining spot aren't entirely sure what the future holds, though a new article from The Boston Globe says that owner Eric Jeveli is stating that they are shutting down for the season because of the fears that surround the virus and the restaurant restrictions currently in place.

Jeveli's, which first opened in 1924, has been known as a classic old-school red-sauce spot featuring a variety of pasta dishes along with chicken, veal, steak, and seafood options.

The address for Jeveli's is 387 Chelsea Street, East Boston, MA, 02128. Its website can be found at

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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