Category Archives: Restaurants

Wellesley has a brand new pub! But…

Wellesley has a brand new pub, dubbed Roger’s Pub & Grille, but before you think about heading over there do note that it is exclusively for the Babson College community. That community is defined as students, alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends, so there probably is a good chance most Wellesley-ites wouldn’t be more than one or […]

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Businesses that came & went in Wellesley in 2015

The only predictable thing about the yearly changeover of some Wellesley shops and businesses is that it will happen. It’s anyone’s guess, and a somewhat popular parlor game in town, as to what will close and what will or should come in. This past year, the retail landscape’s significant changes were highlighted by the opening of […]

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Justine’s Grill sign finally disappears

The sign for Justine’s Grill, the restaurant that went dark 2 years ago on Rte 9 east next to the Dunkin’ Donuts, has finally come down. The ill-fated restaurant, which opened in late 2012 as Justine’s Table, never was able to win over the Board of Selectmen, which declined to approve a liquor license among […]

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Wellesley restaurant review: Bertucci’s

We checked out Bertucci’s recently, a place that we’ve been to several times but never reviewed for The Swellesley Report.  A couple of us felt like pizza that night, whereas a couple of us wanted more of a meal experience, so we knew the popular spot, known as Playhouse Square because it once housed a […]

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Wellesley Yogurtology opens

We wanted so much to believe that Yogurtology would open in Spring 2015, as their sign promised. But spring sprung right on by and the promised super-premium frozen treat spot remained under construction. All summer long we drove slowly by, keeping an eye on the slow-but-sure progress. One day the facade faded from the bright […]

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Wellesley’s La Riviera Gourmet closes cafe, keeps on catering

            La Riviera Gourmet cafe at 390 Washington St., stated on its Facebook page in mid-July that it would be closing the cafe for part of the summer, re-opening on Aug. 24, but continuing to cater. But Aug. 24 has come and gone and the cafe remains closed. Responses to our […]

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Nick’s Pizza House in Wellesley still under renovation

We noticed back in late June that Nick’s Pizza House was closed, and the sign in the window cited renovations as the reason. A call to their Natick location didn’t glean us any additional information, but we’ve heard that there may be a change in ownership coming. Until then, find something to fill the void […]

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Patriots player backs Perdoni family, Old School Pizzeria

WEEI sports reports (via Wellesley’s own Chris Price) that New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich is continuing to support the Perdoni family in the wake of Joe Perdoni, Jr.’s death earlier this year. Ninkovich has been a regular at Perdoni’s Old School Pizzeria in Wellesley Square, and had the Perdoni family as guests at the […]

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