A new Italian restaurant, Casarecce, has opened at 285 Hanover Street in Boston’s North End.
Casarecce Ristorante’s menu highlights that all pasta is made fresh on premises, under the headline of “Eat Fresh, Eat Local, Eat Casarecce.” Casarecce are short pasta noodles with curled edges and a groove down the middle. The name comes from “casereccio” which means “homemade”.
The owners of Pellino’s Ristorante on Prince Street purchased the property and received support from the neighborhood groups to renovate the 700 square feet on the ground floor into a 30-seat restaurant. Casarecce is offering beer and wine with hours that were indicated to be 11 am (serving lunch) through 11pm during the week (Mon-Thurs) and closing at 12am on weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun).
The new business occupies the space formerly held by by Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt. The upper 3 floors of the building remain residential apartments. Before Pinkberry, the location at 283-285 Hanover St. was formerly Varese Shoes and then Nahas Shoes.