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Another old-time North End restaurant, gone [updated]

Posted by Kara Baskin  October 16, 2013 04:00 PM

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A week after 32-year-old Piccolo Venezia said ciao, we're learning that a really old spot, Ida's, is also shutting its doors.

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Ida's started serving classic Southern Italian comfort food in 1951. It was unpretentious, solid, and friendly — nothing fancy, nothing put on. Patrick Maguire, who writes the oft-hilarious Server Not Servant industry blog, Tweeted a photo of a sign on the door, thanking customers for their loyalty.

Meanwhile Cantina Italiana, which opened in 1931, still hangs on.

Update: Prominent restaurateur Frank DePasquale (Bricco, Umbria Prime) has purchased the space. He also hopes to add a 48-seat patio.

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