Dishing reports that Ristorante Damiano is now Carmelina's North End, and that the change marks a transition from small plates to those quaint, regular sized ones. Chef Damien DiPaola includes a lengthy, personal note about the change in concept on Facebook, explaining that the name Carmelina's comes from a restaurant he experimentally opened in Amherst as a college student. "The menu combines my mothers best dishes, my fathers best dishes, and my best dishes, with strong Mediterranean and Sicilian influence," he says. For instance, spaghetti with cuttlefish and squid ink. The switcheroo is officially complete as of today.
Ristorante Damiano Is Now Carmelina's North End
by Aaron Kagan