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South End Icon Stella Is Reborn in Newton — And More Openings

14 recent restaurant openings to know about in and around Boston

A white shallow bowl filled with noodles and red pasta sauce.
Stella’s Bolognese, now in Newton.
Nora Deluty/Stella
Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

This monthly roundup highlights notable restaurant openings and reopenings in Boston and nearby. Catch up on more news about Boston restaurant openings right here.

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BOSTON — The restaurant team behind French hot spots Petit Robert Bistro and Marseille in the South End have opened a French bakery, PRB Boulangerie, in a location adjoining Marseille.

BOSTON — Zhi Wei Cafe, a new Chinese restaurant specializing in the food of Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu Province in northwestern China, has opened in the Leather District.

BOSTON — Popular Providence brewery Long Live Beerworks has launched a second location in Roxbury.

BOSTON — A quirky new ice cream shop, Lazy Bear Creamery, has debuted in Dorchester’s Neponset neighborhood.

BOSTON — Local coffee shop chainlet Revival Cafe and Kitchen has opened a new location in downtown Boston, on Milk Street. It’s the company’s third shop.

BOSTON — New York City-based Shanghainese restaurant Nan Xiang has expanded its takeout-friendly offshoot, Nan Xiang Express, to Boston’s Chinatown.

BOSTON — Hobgoblin, a mystical new bar, restaurant, and live music venue from the same team behind Cambridge favorite the Mad Monkfish, has opened in Downtown Crossing.

BOSTON — In Charlestown, a swanky Italian steakhouse called Prima has opened. It’s run by the same crew behind Lincoln and Capo in South Boston and Monument and Waverly in Charlestown.

BOSTON — Pinky’s, a vibey cocktail bar with late-night hours, has debuted on Newbury Street in Back Bay.

BOSTON — SAVR, a new, two-story waterfront bistro, is now open in the Seaport.

BOSTON — Italian restaurant and lounge Umbria, a long-ago fixture in downtown Boston, has been brought back to life in the North End.

CAMBRIDGE — Italian restaurant and (soon-to-be) daytime cafe Gufo, from the team behind SRV and the Salty Pig in Boston, has opened in East Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE — Dominican restaurant Las Palmas has brought its fan-favorite dishes like La Lechonera, a tender pernil (roasted pork) dish with guava barbecue sauce, sweet plantains, and more, to a new location in Harvard Square.

NEWTON — Hip South End restaurant Stella closed in the first few months of the pandemic after a widely praised 16-year run. Now, chef Evan Deluty is bringing back the popular restaurant in a takeout-friendly format in Newton. For those who have been missing some of the greatest hits at Stella, a tightly curated selection of the favorites — including the famed Bolognese — are back on the menu at the tiny new spot. “I wanted to scale things down,” Deluty says. “For so many years, I’ve had a huge restaurant with 300 seats. I’m getting a little older. I can’t put in the 12 to 15 hour days anymore. I still want to do what I love but not have the 85 staff and doing 300 guests on a Saturday night.” Stella Newton is currently open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday, with dinner service to follow.