A popular and acclaimed North End restaurant closed its doors this week but has plans to reopen in a different location, Boston Restaurant Talk reported. Carmen, located at 33 North Sq., posted a sign in its window announcing the closure. It read:
"We want to thank our many loyal guests for an incredible sixteen years here in The North End. While we will no longer be at this location, we will be reopening at a new spot in the near future."
Carmen was known for its modern Italian cuisine, which included everything from flatbreads to fresh pasta, risotto, pork chops, and tuna. The restaurant also boasted a hearty wine list and was a repeat winner of Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston award. The restaurant’s voicemail indicates that it will provide updates on the relocation as the plans develop, and Carmen’s website is currently under construction.