Monica’s Pasta Shop is now open at 141 Richmond Street, on the Freedom Trail, and next to the longstanding Vinoteca di Monica. The homemade pasta story at Monica’s goes back to 1995 when Chef Jorge Mendoza Iturraide brought fresh pasta to the menu at the original Monica’s restaurant. Now, these pastas are available retail along with cheeses, meats, breads, prepared foods, soups, salads and other Italian products.
“I am excited to bring the new pasta shop to the North End,” said Mendoza. “We have been in the neighborhood for over 20 years since the original Monica’s and are looking forward to many years ahead with our latest store.”
All of the pasta is hand-made with inventory changes daily. Pasta selections include: penne, bucatini, spaghetti, angel hair spaghetti, fettuccine (spinach, tomato, squid ink, plain), linguine, pappardelle, tagliatelle, rotini, gnocchi, lasagna sheets. For ravioli, the offerings are cheese, mushroom, chicken, pumpkin and prosciutto.
In addition to the Vinoteca di Monica, next door on Richmond Street, the new retail store joins the family businesses including Monica’s Mercato & Salumeria on Salem Street along with the recently expanded Trattoria di Monica (Prince Street). The new pasta shop is located in a space formerly occupied by a hair salon.
Monica’s Pasta Shop is open 7 days, 10am-9pm (10am-8pm on Sat and Sun) at 141 Richmond Street. More information at www.monicasboston.com.