As of today, Bottega Fiorentina is back down to one location: The Newton Centre outpost (1231 Centre St.) has closed, owners Andrea and Cristina Ferrini told Eater. The older Brookline location (313b Harvard St., Coolidge Corner) of the fast-casual Italian restaurant and specialty grocery shop is still “going strong,” they noted.
Bottega Fiorentina expanded to Newton in the spring of 2016, serving up the same menu as in Brookline, featuring a large range of mix-and-match pastas and sauces, including 13 sauces available every day and another 16 available as rotating daily specials. Bottega Fiorentina is especially known for its trademarked “Fedora” sauce — a blend of tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, and cream — and for its $4.99 pasta special on Wednesdays and Sundays. Also on the menu: sandwiches, antipasti, espresso, and more. The Newton location also served gelato.
Bottega Fiorentina first opened in Coolidge Corner in 1994 and later expanded to Boston’s Newbury Street, but that location closed in 2012 and transformed into the similar but unaffiliated Trattoria Newbury, which has also since closed. (Now, the space is home to Puro Ceviche Bar.)
The remaining Bottega Fiorentina is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Bottega Fiorentina [Official Site]