Restaurant Closing After More Than 2 Decades Serving Italian Dishes in Watertown

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Porcini’s restaurant will close in mid-January after over 20 years serving diners in Watertown.

The owners for the restaurant on School Street put up a “Closing Letter” on the restaurant’s website announcing the decision. They cited difficulties of doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the reasons for the decision, in which they thanked their loyal customers and dedicated staff.

The letter reads: “It saddens us to have to announce today that Porcini’s Italian Restaurant will be permanently closing our doors after 23 years of service on Saturday, January 14, 2023.”

The past 3 years have been devastating to our business, as we have struggled through the results of the COVID pandemic. Like many restaurants, we tried to make things work, but unfortunately cannot keep this business going.

We would not have been able to operate over all of these years had it not been for the support from our Watertown and surrounding communities, our extremely loyal and dedicated staff, and the many diners along the way who we have had the pleasure to serve.

Thank you from the bottoms our hearts for the many years of patronage and the memories we have been able to make along the way. We are extremely grateful to have been part of your dining experience for as long as we have been.

On behalf of the Watertown Restaurant Group, we sincerely thank everyone who has passed through our doors or dined on our patio, enjoying a meal or beverage with us.”

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The closing was first reported by Boston Restaurant Talk.

3 thoughts on “Restaurant Closing After More Than 2 Decades Serving Italian Dishes in Watertown

  1. I will miss Porcini’s. Always a good meal there, along with great service.

    Another casualty of the COVID madness and draconian measures enforced by government.

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