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New North End Pasta Shop

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is opening in the old Martignetti's space..just a small shop. The guy who ran the Tutto Italiana on Fleet is involved..also I think Frank DePasquale. Pasta made on the premises; looks like the closest thing to the old Trio's.

They're still finishing up and should be open on Thurs.

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  1. I want the old Biagi :-(

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      i will head over there Thursday at lunch and report back!

    2. So does this mean Finale ISNT going in there? Or is that old news?

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      1. re: fmcoxe6188

        I don't know anything about Finale going in or not.

        The big Martignetti's has been made into a handful of smaller stores. There's a gelato place on the corner and I think Strega is opening a "deli"type of place.

        Did buy a package of black squid pasta which I'll be cooking up tomorrow.

        1. re: 9lives

          I walked right by there today. The deli is "Nick Verano's Famous Deli". While dining at Nico this past weekend (Decent food, pricey, rushed to turn the table), Nick came to our table and confirmed "it's going to be a deli with giant pastrami sandwiches and things like that".

          I'm looking forward to trying it.

        2. re: fmcoxe6188

          No, Finale bailed months ago.

          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            Glad Finale bailed...for me it's under the category of "places everyone loves that I can't stand." I'd rather have some gelato :)

            1. re: winecafe95

              Who are these people who love Finale? I don't think I know anyone who doesn't consider the place a bad joke.

              1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                People who don't post on chow....but I dine with anyway :)

            2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

              Ah thank god! I thought I remembered hearing that- but needed confirmation. Finale is pretty for sure- but tasteless.

              1. re: fmcoxe6188

                I saw that deli opening a few weeks back....oooh, I wonder if the competion will make Pace's a memory.....or step up to the plate !

                1. re: Buddernut

                  I'll bet they both survive just fine (that is, if the new place is as good as it sounds). With Tutto closing this will fill that void. I can't wait to try it.

                  1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

                    Anyone know if it is only the North End store or are all the Tutto Italia locations going bye-bye?

                    1. re: PinchOfSalt

                      Pretty sure it's only the NE branch that's closing.

              2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

                Thank heavens!