Just in time for the Christmas holiday, Forcella has opened at 33 North Square in Boston’s North End. The 34-seat restaurant is located in space formerly occupied by Carmen that closed two years ago. The Italian word “forcella” translates to “fork” such as in the road at North Square.
The new offering comes from local brothers, Nino and Christian Trotta, along with Shannon MacGowan. Chef Robert Morotto designed the menu to be old school Italian with exclusive wine offerings. The space is intimate, with candlelit tables looking out over the cobblestone square. Forcella is open for dinner, 5 to 11 p.m., six days a week (closed Mondays). Lunch may be added in the Spring season.
We also hear the Trottas are also looking to bring a new concept in 2019 to the space formerly occupied by La Galleria 33 (of Kitchen Nightmares fame), which recently closed on Salem Street.