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Sangria to Replace Vecchia Roma in Newton

A Newton restaurant in operation for nearly 20 years is now closed.

Ristorante Vecchia Roma
Ristorante Vecchia Roma
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An Italian restaurant serving authentic dishes from Italy's Abruzzi region has shut down, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Sangria Restaurant will reportedly replace Ristorante Vecchia Roma in Newton.

Sangria submitted an application to the Newton License Board for a victualler license, the transfer of Vecchia Roma's all alcohol license, and permission for weekly entertainment. When it opens, the new restaurant is expected to seat 43 and operate seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight. According the application, Sangria will have one television and provide live music entertainment.

Vecchia Roma executive chef and owner Benedetto Cerasani had operated the Newton restaurant since 1996.

Vecchia Roma

398 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458