The Boston Licensing Board today approved a food-serving license for Cafe Nuovo, now going into the site of a long-abandoned restaurant at 76 Salem St. The board took no action on owner Vincent Ferrara's request for a beer and wine license, pending a meeting with a neighborhood group - and research by the board on whether the city has any of the licenses left to give - the total number is limited by state law.
Ferrara had originally proposed staying open until 2 a.m., but scaled that back to midnight on the request of another neighborhood group.
The new restaurant will serve breakfast starting at 7 a.m., light lunches and "family-style" full dinners. Ferrara said he hopes to open this summer.