Somerville's Brunello Bistro was supposed to go under the knife and wake up as Brunello Brazilian Steakhouse and Buffet on June 1, but it seems that a worse fate may have befallen the restaurant. Not only has Brunello missed its June 1 reopening goal by over a month, but Yelp lists the restaurant as 'temporarily closed,' the phone number is no longer in service, and a post on Chowhound indicates that there's now a 'For Lease' sign in the window. The first three factors could potentially be explained by a lengthier-than-expected renovation process, but the evidence presented on Chowhound is pretty damning, should it prove to be true. If so, this may turn out to be one operation the patient never wakes up from.
· Brunello Bistro [Yelp]
· July 2012 openings and closings [CH]
· Brunello Brazilian Steakhouse and Buffet debuts June 1 [~EBOS~]