This won’t shock anyone: Another Italian restaurant opened in the North End last week. Casarecce Ristorante is open for business at 285 Hanover St. and is serving plates of house-made pasta, with an emphasis on lesser-known shapes like the titular casarecce.
Casarecce’s menu features dishes like pappardelle bolognese, bucatini vongole, and casarecce with lamb ragu. Diners can also snack on calamari, meatballs, and bruschetta. The restaurant has a beer, wine, and cordials license, so diners can get a little tipsy while they’re at it.
Casarecce, which opened in the space formerly occupied by a Pinkberry franchise, is a sibling to Pellino’s Ristorante, which is also in the North End, on Prince Street. Owners Frank and Karen Pellino opened Pellino’s in Marblehead in 1992 before relocating to the North End 20 years later, in March of 2012. Casarecce is their second North End venture.
Casarecce is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. until midnight Friday through Sunday.