The new Pellino's coming to the North End in the former G'vanni's Ristorante space is indeed related to Pellino's Ristorante and Bar of Marblehead. Chef-owner Francesco Pellino tells Eater that the new location will have a similar menu to the North Shore original and will feature the restaurant's signature dishes such as garlic roasted rack of lamb, veal amalfi and potato crusted bass with fried leeks nests. The restaurant also plans to bake its own ciabatta, focaccia, and grissinis (aka bread sticks) and make its own pasta, mozzarella and calf's liver pate. Chef Pellino got his start cooking at Stella's in the 70's and opened the first Pellino's in '92. Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the the new Pellino's will seat 36, serve lunch and dinner and have alcohol but no bar. Unlike its predecessor G'vanni's, Pellino's will have only one apostrophe.
[Photo: Pellino's Marblehead]