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Spoleto Restaurant Group time line

Matt Boisvert, a line cook at  Spoleto, takes a pizza from the oven.

Matt Boisvert, a line cook at Spoleto, takes a pizza from the oven.

1987: Spoleto opens at 12 Crafts Ave.

1990: Spoleto moves to 50 Main St.; Pizzeria Paradiso opens in its former spot

1997: Del Raye Bar & Grill opens at 1 Bridge St.

1999: Paradise City Tavern opens at 5 Bridge St., burns down eight months later

2002: Spoleto Express opens at 225 King St.

2006: Spoleto East Longmeadow opens at 84 Center Square

2007: Mama Iguana’s opens at 271 Main St., Northampton

2008: Del Raye closes at 1 Bridge St.; Paradise City Tavern opens in its place

2011: Mama Iguana’s Springfield opens at 1150 West Columbus Ave., just north of the Basketball Hall of Fame

2012: Spoleto moves from 50 Main St. to 1 Bridge St.; Paradise City Tavern closes

2013: Spoleto Express closes


Northampton restaurateur Claudio Guerra downsizes

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — After years of expanding his chain of popular restaurants, Claudio Guerra is reversing course in a streamlining effort that he says reflects the realities of the industry and will mean a better dining experience for customers. In the last half year, Spoleto Restaurant Group has shed two of the chain’s seven restaurants, consolidated menu concepts at the remaining …

Legacy Comments1

Mr. Guerra has given Northampton and the Pioneer Valley 25 years of innovation, excitement, and fun. Here's to the next 25!

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