Popular Boston Italian Eatery Opening 4th Location

A trio of upscale Italian restaurants will be opening a fourth location, and this one will be moving into a space where a decades-old South Shore dining spot had been.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Lucca is opening in the former Bella's Restaurant space in Rockland, confirming rumors over the past several weeks that this would indeed be taking place. The article says that the Hingham Street dining spot will likely have close to 300 seats and that it also plans to have a "chef's garden" on the premises where much of the restaurant's produce will be grown. If all goes well, the new location of Lucca--which has other locations in Boston's North End and Back Bay, along with Logan Airport--could be opening this fall.

Bella's closed at the end of May after being in Rockland for 33 years, with its roots actually dating back more than 50 years with the opening of Richardi's Sub Shop in Braintree followed by a number of sub shops in the region. The first Bella's restaurant opened in Braintree in 1974.

The address for the upcoming Lucca in Rockland is 933 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA, 02370. The website for all locations of Lucca can be found at https://www.luccaboston.com/

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