Benedetto Opens Within the Charles Hotel in Cambridge’s Harvard Square

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One of the most highly-anticipated restaurants of 2016 has opened its doors, and it takes over a landmark space.

A phone call placed this evening indicates that Benedetto has opened within the Charles Hotel in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge, with the dining spot being closed tonight but opening back up tomorrow. This follows on the heels of what appeared to be a soft opening of the eatery last week according to various social media posts that referred to friends and family nights there.

As mentioned over the summer, Benedetto takes over the space where Rialto had been for more than 20 years until the place closed, following the news that owner Jody Adams would be leaving the eatery. The new restaurant is an Italian spot run by chef/owner Michael Pagliarini of Giulia, and while a menu has not been posted on Benedetto's website yet, an earlier article mentioned that it would have a table where pasta is made along with an "extensive" wine display.

The website for Benedetto can be found at

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