An Italian restaurant on Mass. Ave. has closed, but its storefront will not be vacant for long — a new concept focused on catering and special dining events will be moving in, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.
Urban Hearth will take over the space at 2263 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, formerly occupied by L'Impasto, which was known for its classic Italian cuisine, especially its homemade pastas, breads, and decadent desserts.
Chef Erin Miller founded Urban Hearth in 2003 and has built the business around providing customized fine-dining events to customers. With a storefront secured, Urban Hearth will be able to expand to include a cafe as well as a supper club experience where customers can dine in the new studio and select the ideal date and menu to suit their needs, according to the Urban Hearth website.
Cooking classes for experienced chefs, home cooks, and school groups will also be offered, along with youth classes and team-building events. Miller posted about acquiring the L'Impasto space on Facebook, noting that the cafe and supper club could debut in the fall of 2016.