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Aquitaine Group To Open La Motta’s Italian Specialties in South End


The vacant building at 1357 Washington Street in the South End, will now be occupied. The Aquitaine Group, which closed the building’s last vendor, Union Bar & Grille, over a decade ago, is opening a new Italian restaurant this summer. The group will open La Motta’s Italian Specialties late this summer. La Motta’s is described as “Italian-American,” and “Bronx-Style.” La Motta is Aquitaine’s founder Seth Woods’ family name. You can probably expect it to have an old-style, Italian-American, family feel. You can expect the menu to have the classics, such as: chicken parmesan, meatballs, lasagna, and etc. Aquitaine’s release of ...

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South End Roman Trattoria To Open Patio Bar Expansion

Cinquecento Outdoor Patio Bar made of recycled ship container.

Boston restaurant, Cinquecento, expanded its South End location by adding an outdoor patio bar. The patio bar is a 12-seat full-service outdoor bar, made completely of recycled shipping container. Sponsored by The Aquitaine Group, they created and built the patio in 32 days! Pretty Amazing! Seth Woods, a representative of The Aquitaine Group, said: “It’s our job as restaurateurs to create reasons for people to choose our restaurants. Everything from the food we put on the plate, to the spaces we create all have an emotional response and are all part of the dining experience. With every space we create ...

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Abstract artist Ellen Rolli


Ellen Rolli and her husband had just returned from a two-week vacation in Italy, where they split their time between the cities of Florence and Venice. It wasn't intended as a work trip for Rolli, who is a painter, but when she returned to her South End studio, it just happened – images of Italy appeared on her canvases.

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Pugliese Ceramicist Enza Fasano


Once a month, the business and artistic spaces of SoWa come alive in the evening when they open their doors to the public for First Fridays. And for Giardini di Sole, an importer of handmade Italian ceramics and tables, the First Friday of February proved to be extra special, as it marked the opening of a new installation of works by Enza Fasano. A respected figure in the world of Italian ceramics, Fasano lives and works in the pottery-rich town of Grottaglie, Puglia, where she grew up watching and learning from her father, Nicola, a master ceramicist. She was just ...

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