The Boston Licensing Board today approved restaurateur Frank DePasquale's plans to turn the shuttered Ida's on a small courtyard off Hanover Street into a seafood restaurant featuring the cuisine and feel of the Amalfi Coast.
Key to the new Acqua's ambiance will be a patio - with almost twice as many seats as the restaurant itself - that will be open almost every day of the year and which DePasquale and attorney William Ferullo vowed would be turned into "a garden" that will make customers feel like they're sitting on the Amalfi Coast, rather than right atop the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel.
In addition to fish, Acqua will also serve wines and cordials as well as breakfast.
Ida's, one of the North End's oldest restaurants, closed last fall.
In the Boston Store:
When terrorists apparently strike one of Boston's Mbta transit stations during the famed St....
$25.99 - Learn more / Buy
With stunning photography of the city of Boston, the Boston Events Calendar highlights local sights...
$14.99 - Learn more / Buy
Boston MBTA Metal Sign- Harvard. Harvard was included as one of the stations involved in the...
$299.00 - Learn more / Buy