Thursday, November 19, 2020

Moroccan Hospitality Restaurant in Somerville Has Closed

A family-owned restaurant in Somerville that featured North African cuisine has shut down, and COVID is to blame.

According to an article in Wicked Local, Moroccan Hospitality Restaurant on Somerville Avenue is no longer in business, with sisters Amina and Nouzha Ghallay initially starting off the year strong with their dining spot, but as Nouzha says, "In March, we had all these reservations, but as soon as COVID hit us, people started canceling them. After March, the business was going down, down, down – sinking little by little – and we never recovered from that." The restaurant started out in Malden in 2011, moving to Somerville three years later, with the menu including such dishes as lentil fritters, lamb tajine, chicken kebabs, and veggie couscous.

The address for the now-closed Moroccan Hospitality Restaurant was 585 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143.

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

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