Benedetto Restaurant in Cambridge Is Closing Permanently

Benedetto, the second restaurant from the team behind Italian stunner Giulia, will not reopen from its current temporary closure as planned, owners Mike Pagliarini and Pam Ralston announced today in a newsletter to customers. Located inside Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel in the space that was previously the longtime home of Rialto, Benedetto is now permanently closed.

Pagliarini and Ralston learned last week from the corporate ownership group of the hotel that the Italian restaurant’s lease was being terminated, the restaurateurs wrote in today’s announcement, noting that “this news came as a complete surprise … Benedetto was set to emerge from

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