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
It is with great sadness that we announce the permanent closure of La Casita. We will not be re-opening.
We would like to thank our loyal customers, our trusted vendors, and, most of all, our staff, many of whom are more like family to us.
We thank our mother for her vision in opening La Casita, and our families for their unwavering support for over almost 40 years. Forty years — well, we almost made it.