Trattoria Pulcinella reopens in Huron Village, picking up tradition from chef Giovanni Oliva
The Italian eatery Trattoria Pulcinella has reopened for dinner in Huron Village after closing for a month of renovations, restaurant staff said Wednesday.
The closing also provided time for menu development and staff training after the death of Pulcinella chef and owner Giovanni Oliva, said a Pulcinella Family spokesperson. Wife Maria and daughter Amanda Oliva “decided to take some time to regroup, retrain and renovate the restaurant,” the friend said, and called in longtime family friend Frank DePasquale to help with the reopening.
“We all miss Giovanni, but we’re going to do our best to keep this tradition going,” DePasquale said Wednesday, speaking by phone from the restaurant.
The restaurant, featuring cuisine from Naples and the Amalfi Coast, is open 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. at 142 Huron Ave., in West Cambridge’s Huron Village. Information is here.