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Reports: Gemma Has Closed

Two area restaurant blogs are reporting that the local Italian restaurant is no more.

Both Boston Restaurant Talk and Grub Street Boston reported today that in Arlington Center has closed.

The local Italian restaurant, at 319 Broadway, has been inactive for quite some time, and its website, www.gemmaitalian.com, was down Monday afternoon – however, all GoDaddy-hosted websites were down then, so it’s unclear if that was the cause.

According to Boston Restaurant Talk, Gemma’s owners might open another restaurant at this same location, but this information was unconfirmed.

Gemma shifted over to its current location a couple years ago to expand, according to the area restaurant blog.

Gemma received two glowing reviews on its .

Are you sorry to see Gemma close? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Check back with Arlington Patch for updates as they become available.

ken September 10, 2012 at 08:17 PM
No great loss, that food was not all that great.
Cube September 10, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I have not ordered from them in a few years but I have bought many a good meal from them. Sorry to to see this news.
Patricia September 10, 2012 at 09:29 PM
unfriendly owners and too expensive
D. Macaris September 10, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Oh No!! I thought their food was great...especially their pizza's...sad to see them go :(
S Popeye September 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Eggplant Parmesan....Excellent!
John Kerins September 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM
They forced out Krazy Karrys' , so good riddance.
Kate September 11, 2012 at 01:48 AM
They were our go to for great artichoke heart and mushroom pizza. Delicious! Sorry to see them close.
Liz September 11, 2012 at 06:38 PM
We ate there a couple of times and were always impressed with the incredibly attentive wait staff, and the flavorful, well-prepared and well-plated dishes (with reasonable portions, too). I think this is a loss, if the news is even true. (Their website is back up and running as I write this, if that's any indication.)
SLM September 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM
I had never tried this place--Sabatino's in East Arlington has the BEST Eggplant Parm in the WORLD!
Elaine G September 12, 2012 at 02:42 AM
It's amazing how completely different a person's experience can be at the same restaurant. The food was mediocre at best and the service was some of the worst I ever saw. Even with almost no customers. It was a great place for delivery when they were still in the small place. The prices were more reasonable then also.
Elaine G September 12, 2012 at 02:44 AM
It is my understanding that Krazy Karry's closed after having problems over cleanliness issues in the restaurant. I think Gemma wanted to expand and the space was available. I liked Karry's and wish another place like it would move in.
Dolce15 September 23, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I'm very sad to see Gemma go. The family who ran it were wonderful and really committed to running a family style restaurant with the freshest ingredients.

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