North End to get an Italian restaurant

Former Pinkberry on Hanover Street

We're well past peak froyo.

The Board of Appeals today approved plans by the owners of an Italian restaurant on Prince Street to open an Italian restaurant on Hanover Street.

Frank and Karen Pellino, owner of the eponymous Pellino's at 2 Prince St., now own the building housing the long vacant Pinkberry at 283 Hanover St. Their lawyer, Daniel Toscano, told the board they plan to replace the 800-square-foot Pinkberry with a 30-seat pasta restaurant - with all the pasta made on premises.

The offices of the mayor and City Councilor Lydia Edwards (North End, Charlestown, East Boston), supported the proposal.

The Pellinos now need to go before the Boston Licensing Board for licenses for both the pasta and the beer, wine and cordials they hope to pair with the food.

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Needed eating place

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There is a shortage of Italian restaurants in the North End. There just aren't enough. Thank god for giving us an Italian restaurant at this location.

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It is little Italy, Boston

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It is little Italy, Boston version. Would you like a polish deli there instead?

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It's a little joke

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That having been said, well, there is a Chinese restaurant on Hanover and a sushi place on Salem.

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Mexican, too

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The Mexican place on Salem Street closed a few months ago, but Tenoch on Lewis Street seems to be thriving.

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Chinese "restaurant"

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You have a pretty generous view of what constitutes a restaurant. That said, there is a Chinese restaurant on Commercial St.

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True!

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Should've said 'Chinese take out."

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I know, right?

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Next we'll see Asian restaurants in Chinatown. Or better yet, maybe we'll finally get that coffee place everyone talks about.. you know, Dunkin Donuts.

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Whoever thought

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Opening a Pinkberry on Hanover Street was going to thrive is definitely not the brightest bulb....

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Bad market research

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I'm sure to some suit in a distant city this location seemed like a sure thing. Tons of foot traffic, including lots of tourists. Busy late into the evening and surrounded by restaurants that should supply ample dessert-seekers.

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I loved that Pinkberry!

I've been to at least three feasts since that place opened and there were literally no people in that place the whole time. I don't think I ever saw anyone in there.

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