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Grand Opening of Rigoletto Ristorante on Salem Street [Photos]

The grand opening of Rigoletto Ristorante is finally here! Located at 115 Salem Street in Boston’s North End, owner Nestor Patiño, Chef Alex Herrera and General Manager Alex Garcia persevered through a multi-year renovation and permitting process at the location formerly occupied by Sapori di Napoli cafe. With this week’s opening, the team is eager to present their own style of Italian Read More…

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NEWNC Supports The Juicery, Rigoletto and Charter St. Zoning Requests

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met this week and voted to support three zoning and licensing requests. (00:00 in video) 26 Charter St./Michael Pergola:  Petitioner seeking zoning relief to expand existing head house in order to create additional living space.  Petitioner also looking to redesign current roof deck/balcony and install outdoor stairwell Read More…

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Residents’ Association Supports Restaurant Rigoletto Application on Salem Street

The conditional use application to allow the opening of Restaurant Rigoletto at 115-117 Salem Street received a 23-7 supportive vote on May 8th from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Represented by Attorney Diane Modica, Salem Group LLC owners Clara Diaz, Nestor Patino and chef Alex are seeking to change the conditional use Read More…

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Restaurant Rigoletto Tabled Once Again [Video]

For the second time this week, the conditional use application for Restaurant Rigoletto at 115-117 Salem Street has been tabled, pending further discussions with abutters. A 40 minute discussion was held at the March 13th meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA).  The Salem Group LLC is pursuing an expanded plan at Read More…

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Council Defers Vote on Restaurant Rigoletto, Former Sapori di Napoli [Video]

Restaurant Rigoletto (former Sapori di Napoli / Cafe Napoli) at 115-117 Salem Street presented to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting on March 10, 2014 at the Nazzaro Community Center, North End, Boston. Represented by Attorney Diane Modica, Salem Group LLC owners Clara Diaz, Nestor Patino and chef Alex returned to the Read More…

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NEWRA Supports “Rigoletto” Transfer From “Sapori di Napoli” at 115A Salem Street [Video]

Salem Group, LLC, (Nestor Patino) represented by Attorney Miriam Cicero, presented plans to purchase the Sapori di Napoli cafe from Vincenzo Grimaldi at 115A Salem Street to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) on January 10, 2013. The company has filed an application with the Boston Licensing Board to seek a transfer of Read More…

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Preview: Several North End Restaurants and Businesses Make New License and Zoning Requests for Early 2013

January 2013 will be a busy month in the North End for the two citizen groups, NEWNC (Neighborhood Council) and NEWRA (Residents’ Association). Both organizations advise city officials on new business applications including alcohol licenses and zoning issues. A host of restaurants, cafes and businesses are lined up for new openings, re-openings, alcohol license transfers Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Rescinds Support for Alcohol License Transfer at 115A Salem Street from Sapori di Napoli to Rigoletto

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) has nullied its vote to support the alcohol license transfer at 115A Salem Street from Vincenzo Grimaldi’s “Sapori di Napoli” to “Rigoletto,” a cafe/restaurant proposed by Nestor Patino. At the December 10, 2012 NEWNC meeting, the council voted 6-2 in favor of the wine, malt & liqueurs Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Conditionally Supports Alcohol License Transfer at 115A Salem Street From Sapori di Napoli to Rigoletto [Video]

In a vote of 6-2, the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, supported the wine, malt & liqueurs license transfer at 115A Salem Street from Giovanni Grimaldi at Sapori di Napoli to the Salem Group LLC (Nestor Patino) for a new cafe in the same location to be named, Rigoletto. The meeting presentation and Read More…