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Local restaurants are fundraising for the Italian Red Cross in the wake of an earthquake

A dish of spaghetti all'Amatriciana
Spaghetti all’Amatriciana
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In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit central Italy this week, chefs around the world are raising money for the Italian Red Cross by using spaghetti all'Amatriciana to fundraise. It’s the signature dish of Amatrice, a historic town that was largely destroyed in the disaster.

In the Boston area, a few restaurants have joined the fundraising efforts so far. Let us know if there are others; we’ll update this story accordingly.

  • ArtBar (East Cambridge): From August 29 through August 31, 2016, the restaurant is donating 100% of proceeds from its lobster carbonara dish to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Babbo Pizzeria (Seaport District): Through the end of September, Babbo is donating $5 to relief efforts for every bucatini all'Amatriciana sold.
  • Capo (South Boston): Until Labor Day, Capo is donating 100% of the proceeds of its bucatini amatriciana dish to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Cinquecento (South End): Through September 4, 2016, the restaurant is donating $5 to earthquake relief efforts for every order of bucatini.
  • Ducali (North End): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Erbaluce (Bay Village): Currently donating the total amount paid for each serving of bucatini all'Amatriciana to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Il Molo (North End): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Juliet (Union Square, Somerville): From Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28, Juliet will donate $3 from each plate of tagliatelle all’Amatriciana sold. The dish will be available at brunch, lunch, and dinner (note: Juliet will be closed Saturday night for a private event.) Proceeds will go to the Amatrice Relief Fund organized by Rhode Island chef Walter Potenza, and that fund will benefit the Italian Red Cross.
  • La Motta's (South End): Through September 4, 2016, the restaurant is donating $5 to earthquake relief efforts for every order of bucatini.
  • Lucia Ristorante (North End): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Mare (North End): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Nebo (Atlantic Wharf): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Nico (North End): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Potenza Ristorante (Cranston, Rhode Island): As mentioned above, Walter Potenza has started a fund that will benefit the Italian Red Cross. At his restaurant, he is donating $5 from the sale of each bucatini all’Amatriciana for the next two months.
  • Real Italian Gusto (Medford): Currently donating $3 to the Italian Red Cross for every spaghetti all'Amatriciana sold.
  • Strega (North End): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.
  • Terramia Ristorante (North End, Boston): The restaurant will be donating 50% of dinner sales on Monday, August 29 to benefit the earthquake victims. Reservations recommended; call (617) 523-3112.
  • Trattoria Il Panino (North End): Through Labor Day, 100% of the proceeds of the bucatini all'Amatriciana will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.

Strega Ristorante

379 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-8481 Visit Website

Ducali Pizzeria & Bar

289 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114 (617) 742-4144 Visit Website

Erbaluce

69 Church Street, , MA 02116 (617) 426-6969 Visit Website

Terramia Ristorante

98 Salem Street, , MA 02113 (617) 523-3112 Visit Website

ArtBar

40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, , MA 02142 (617) 806-4200 Visit Website

Nico Ristorante

417 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (617) 742-0404 Visit Website

Capo

443 West Broadway, , MA 02127 (617) 993-8080 Visit Website

Real Italian Gusto

24 High Street, , MA 02155 (781) 396-1656 Visit Website

Juliet

21 Union Square, , MA 02143 (617) 718-0958 Visit Website

Nebo

520 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 617 723 6326 Visit Website

Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca

11 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210 (617) 421-4466 Visit Website

Cinquecento

500 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118 617 338 9500 Visit Website

Lucia Ristorante

415 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113 (617) 367-2353 Visit Website

La Motta's Italian Specialties

1357 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118 Visit Website

Trattoria Il Panino

280 Hanover Street, , MA 02113 (617) 720-1336 Visit Website

Mare Oyster Bar

3 Mechanic Street, , MA 02113 (617) 723-6273 Visit Website

Il Molo

326 Commercial Street, , MA 02109 (857) 277-1895 Visit Website

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