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Cafe Quattro Is Back in Business, This Time in the South End

The "Italian cafe with the Boston accent" has reopened.

Cafe Quattro
Cafe Quattro

Cafe Quattro, an Italian restaurant open in Beacon Hill from 2005 - 2012, was reborn last night on the corner of Harrison Ave. and East Springfield Street in the South End.

The pizzeria and cafe shuttered in August 2012, after an out-of-state landlord leased the space to a larger tenant, the team posted on Facebook at the time. They promised to find a "bigger and better" location, and this past January, they announced they had found a new space and would rise again.

Cafe Quattro owner Evan Butland led two crowdfunding campaigns to help ease the costs associated with moving, but both were ultimately unsuccessful.

Despite not meeting those goals, Cafe Quattro (not to be confused with the unrelated Quattro in the North End) has returned with thin-crust, hand-tossed pizzas, as well as meatballs, salads, pastas, Italian sandwiches, and espresso. Formerly entrenched in the Suffolk University community (Butland is an alum), the new location is further from the campus, but Facebook dialogues indicates the restaurant plans to continue its relationship with the school through catering gigs.

"We look forward to seeing our old friends, and meeting new ones at our ... location in Boston's historic South End at 817 Harrison Ave.," the team wrote on its website.