North End restaurant Il Villaggio closed last year to renovate and will reopen this month (under the same ownership) as Parla, reports NorthEndWaterfront.com. It's located at 230 Hanover Street.
"Change is coming to the North End," declares Parla on its website, which sports a logo comprised of two old-timey keys. A tipster who passed by the space recently described the new signage as looking "speakeasy-style." Inquiring Facebook fans of Il Villaggio were told that the restaurant is "renovating and changing concept and name" and will have a soft opening in mid-April. Here's a sneak peek of what appears to be the restroom.
· New restaurant "Parla" coming soon on Hanover Street [NEWaterfront]
· Parla to replace Il Villaggio in Boston's North End [BRT]
· Parla [Official Site]