Business Food & Drink

DePasquale’s Bricco & Mare Restaurants Receive Five Star Diamond Award

The Five Star Diamond Award was presented on June 23rd to Frank DePasquale for excellence in hospitality at his Bricco and Mare restaurants in Boston’s North End. The award comes from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). Joseph Cinque, President and CEO of AAHS, unveiled the award on Hanover Street at Bricco Ristorante & Enoteca. Frank DePasquale thanked the Academy and credited his staff for Read More…

Food & Drink

Look Inside Frank DePasquale’s Reimagined and Expanded Trattoria il Panino

New to Boston’s North End in April 2016 is the reinvention of Trattoria il Panino by restauranteur Frank DePasquale. At the former location of Caffe Pompeii, DePasquale has expanded the Parmenter Street trattoria to 280 Hanover Street with combined seating up to 250 patrons. The two spaces share the same menu and connect through the rear of Hanover Street which Read More…

Schools

Eliot School Evening for Education Raises over $125,000

The Mendoza family of the North End’s Vinoteca di Monica generously hosted the seventh annual Evening for Education Tuesday night. Over 130 community members enjoyed delicious food and drinks in support of the Eliot School’s Deepening Enrichment initiative, focused on providing continuous enrichment and growth for all Eliot students. Members of the North End community came Read More…

Food & Drink

Sfizi, Mediterranean Tapas Bar, Opens in Boston’s North End [Photos]

 Restaurateur Frank DePasquale, Manager Salvatore Capaldo and Chef Gianni Caruso have opened a new Mediterranean Tapas Bar, Sfizi, in the former Mare space at 135 Richmond Street in Boston’s North End. Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar recently moved into an expanded space at the former Ida’s location, 3 Mechanic Street, off Hanover. Sfizi is open daily 4pm-midnight. We stopped by for some Read More…

Food & Drink

Take a Look Inside Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar

We stopped in before the grand opening of the new Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar for some photos of the unique restaurant space with white marble, a patio lounge and fire pits. Every table inside and out has a view of the Boston skyline at the completely renovated and expanded location formerly occupied by Ida’s Ristorante. A passing summer thunderstorm Read More…

Food & Drink

Neighborhood Council Votes Unanimously to Support DePasquale License Transfers at Caffe Pompei [Video]

Frank DePasquale of DePasquale Ventures and his son, Joe DePasquale, have purchased Caffe Pompei at 278-282 Hanover Street. The new name of the establishment has not yet been determined, but will likely be some derivative of Il Panino according to the DePasquales. The formal buyer entity is named Trattoria Il Panino Hanover, Inc. Represented by Attorney Read More…

Business

New Bricco Salumeria & Pasta Shoppe Opens on Board Alley

Combining his Pasta Shoppe with a new salumeria, Frank DePasquale has opened Bricco Salumeria & Pasta Shop this week at 11 Board Alley. The location is off 241 Hanover Street and adjacent to the existing Bricco Panetteria. We stopped by the new retail shop to snap these photos and were lucky to also catch the making Read More…

Event Notices

Councilor Sal LaMattina Supporters Host Fundraiser at Bricco [Photos]

Friends and supporters of City Councilor Sal LaMattina came out on Tuesday night for a fundraiser at Bricco on Hanover Street. LaMattina was decisively re-elected as the City Councilor for District 1 (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) last month with 82% of the vote in the North End. Several candidates are running fundraisers after the Read More…