A North End restaurant reopens this evening after a temporary closure during its transition into a family of well-known Italian restaurants. Assaggio Restaurant joined DePasquale Ventures, as Boston Restaurant Talk originally reported, and makes its return with a brand new menu and renovations to boot.
The 29 Prince St. restaurant draws inspiration for its new menu from Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Chefs Eugenio Babba, Gabrielle Ascione, and Rocco Muriallo collaborated to build the menu, which features sfizi, primi, secondi, and appetizers including assaggino, or small bites, and bruschetta. Assaggio will also offer daily rotating specials, a catch of the day and a risotto of the day. Dishes range from grilled octopus over creamy burrata to veal chop stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese. The restaurant also serves a full liquor menu, including wine, beer, and cocktails.
Assaggio’s new renovations accommodate 68 people on the first floor and basement levels, and the second level of the restaurant will eventually serve as a cooking school that offers public classes on weekdays. The restaurant will serve dinner from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the bar will remain open until 12 a.m. every day.