A pasta-filled restaurant is now open in Cambridge, and some familiar faces are on the opening team. Pammy’s officially debuted in the former Indian Castle space at 928 Massachusetts Ave. Monday evening, under the purview of husband-and-wife team Chris and Pam Willis, according to Boston Magazine. Chris serves as the restaurant’s chef, overseeing the Italian menu.
Chris — brother of Bully Boy Distillers founders David and Will Willis — has experience with Italian cuisine: He previously worked at Jody Adams’ now-defunct Harvard Square classic Rialto, as well as a few different restaurants in New York City and on Nantucket. (On the non-Italian side, he also worked at Clio, now closed, in Back Bay.)
Also at Pammy’s: Andrew Foster (Fairsted Kitchen, The Frogmore) serves as the general manager, while Moe Isaza (The Baldwin Bar, Tiger Mama) is bar manager. Plus, Moe’s brother Will (Fairsted, Tapestry) is a bartender at Pammy’s, as well as Jen LaForge (A4cade, Franklin Cafe). Lauren Hayes (Ten Tables) is sommelier, and Mareena McKenzie (Ribelle, Shepard) is pastry chef, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the talented opening team — this is a spot to watch.
Pammy’s, which features a wood-burning fireplace and some striking artwork, serves dishes such as lumache bolognese with gochujang; Arctic char with farro and dried strawberries; and braised octopus with crispy polenta and red-pepper pesto; according to The Boston Globe. Early visitors have shared photos of dishes such as fusilli with clams and foie gras.
The restaurant serves dinner Monday through Saturday.