Food & Drink

Herald Profiles Caffe Nuovo’s New Restaurant

Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald inks a story on the opening of Caffe Nuovo at 76 Salem Street.

CaffeNuovoHeraldPhoto“Vincent Ferrara Jr. – the 34-year-old son of convicted Mafia capo Vincent “The Animal” Ferrara – is breaking into the restaurant business as a first-time owner. … “It’s sort of been an eyesore in the neighborhood, and that was another reason why I wanted to go into there – to help clean up Salem Street and bring some people to that end of the street,” said Ferrara, a former bus boy and waiter who owns City Valet, which serves North End eateries.”

Read the full Herald story.

Caffe Nuovo will serve breakfast and add dinner once it receives a liquor license. The Licensing Board noted that it currently does not have any new licenses to award under the State’s cap. Ferrara has applied for a midnight closing hour, 7 days. The location was previously occupied by Paesan’s, La Brace and D’Amore’s. Ferrara’s family was previously involved with La Brace. The old license at the location had a 2:00 am closing hour but a default resulted in a bank auction transferring that license to the Upper Crust on Boylston Street.

Read about the recent neighborhood meetings on Caffe Nuovo:
Caffe Nuovo Receives NEWNC Support with Midnight Closing Hour

Confusing Vote at NEWRA Meeting on Caffe Nuovo License