A restaurant in the Leather District closed for good on Thursday, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Bel Ari Italian Modern, which opened in September 2014 as a reinvented Sorriso Trattoria, made an announcement about its final day in a post on Facebook, noting that the closure was part of a pending sale.
In the post, the restaurant wrote, "Bel Ari Italian Modern would like to thank you for everyone's support and patronage as it is sincerely recognized and appreciated." The note invited guests who had made plans to dine at the restaurant to visit Bel Ari's sister, Les Zygomates French Bistro and Jazz Bar, which is just down the street at 129 South St.
When its owners Anthony Botta and Mark Tosi purchased the the former Sorriso, they commissioned a redesign in 2014, which incorporated the work of the Food Network's Taniya Nayak and Red Door Hospitality restaurant developer Travis Talbot.
Bel Ari served a range of Italian dishes, drawing inspiration from cuisine in the boot of Italy, including fried calamari, salads, traditional pastas, entrees like veal marsala and seafood risotto, and much more.