Joe Tecce’s Ristorante & Caffe at 61 N. Washington St. (Photo: Google View)

The Boston Globe reports that long-term North End fixture, Joe Tecce’s Ristorante, will file for bankruptcy. The restaurant is expected to continue operating and remain open for business.

Joe Tecce’s Ristorante is in peril. And the owners blame the thing that made the restaurant a dining dynasty: its location at the gateway to the North End. They plan to file for bankruptcy protection today after falling more than $500,000 in debt — because, they say, of the massive disruption caused by the Big Dig.

“It was like a thousand paper cuts that finally caught up to me and bled me to death,’’ said Sal Tecce, the second generation of the family business. He owns the Neapolitan restaurant with his two brothers. “I just need some time to work myself out of this.’’

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  1. I've heard good things about the food at this restaurant, but have never gone there. Will try to get a few people together and go for dinner this week. Hope things turn around for them.

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