by Marc Hurwitz
An upscale restaurant that was one of the relatively few lakeside dining spots inside Route 495 has closed down.
According to multiple sources, Allora Ristorante in Marlborough is no longer in business, with the website for the Lakeside Avenue spot confirming this, saying "With great sadness, Allora Ristorante has closed its doors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests for their support over the past 12 years, many who we are proud to call our friends." No reason was given for its closure, nor is it known for sure what might be going into its space; we have heard a rumor that a new restaurant may move in, but are still trying to find out more details before mentioning its name.
Allora was an Italian and Mediterranean spot that our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) featured as a place to go in part for its sprawling patio with views of Lake Williams. A link to the review can be found below:
The address for this now-closed dining spot in Marlborough was: Allora Ristorante 139 Lakeside Avenue (Route 20), Marlborough, MA, 01752.
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A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area