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New Restaurant May Be Coming to Atlantic Avenue

A new Italian restaurant may be coming to Atlantic Avenue.

A new Italian restaurant may be coming to Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will be sitting down with Comella's Restaurants co-owner John Paul Comella next week at a public hearing regarding his desire to reopen the former Moran Studios space as an eatery, according to the posted agenda.

The public hearing is scheduled to be held at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Selectmen's Meeting Room of Abbot Hall.

Comella's is a family-owned restaurant chain with locations in Arlington, Belmont, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Natick, Neeham, Wellesley, West Newton and West Roxbury. Click Here for a look at their menu.

Comella is requesting to "vary the application of the present zoning by-law by allowing a special permit or variance for a change of use from retail to restaurant."

If the special permit is permitted, no external construction is expected at the location and full plans and information are currently available at the Town of Marblehead Engineering Department in the Mary Alley Municipal Building on Widger Road.

What do you think about another Italian restaurant coming to Marblehead? Have you ever been to Comella's before?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Amy Cutler October 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM
I love Comellas! The homemade pasta is delicious. I would be ecstatic if they opened up shop in Marblehead!
The Voice of Reason October 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM
I have been to this establishment many times over the years. Terrific place. Check out their menu. This would be a welcome addition to the town especially for their take-out prepared meals.
Jenna Fogle October 15, 2012 at 03:31 PM
We have one in Natick - delish! Love it. Mhead is a perfect spot for Comellas.
Beachmaster October 15, 2012 at 04:48 PM
will be interesting to see if they have as much trouble getting a liquor license as the new mexican restaurant has
Michael Kuhn October 15, 2012 at 05:05 PM
NOT ANOTHER ITALIAN RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!! Enough I enough already....Besides, where will the Patrons park??
csp October 16, 2012 at 09:17 AM
looks like a great menu.
ach October 21, 2012 at 01:10 PM
I refuse to eat anything called Ma's Mess. Even if it artisinal pasta.
Janice Young December 27, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Jan Young, looking forward to going there, sounds delicious, my mouth is watering. As to where to park? On Atlantic Ave, ant side street nearby and walk!

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