El Centro Will Open in Belmont, Plus Italian "Soul Food" Possibilities

El Centro, coming soon to Belmont.

The owners of Waltham's very good La Campania want to open a Southern Italian restaurant in Belmont, says Boston Restaurant Talk. Right now Belmont has Il Casale, which is a lovely night out, but more variety is never a bad thing! Especially when it involves pizza and lots of red sauce.

La Maione will serve "Neapolitan-style pizza and southern Italian 'soul food,'" they say, at 436 Common Street, heading toward Watertown.

The Patch also says that the South End's El Centro (now also in Brookline) will open a third spot on Leonard Street in Belmont Center. It's about time the suburbs got authentic Mexican food. Both places are in the approval and planning phases right now, but stay tuned. [Patch, BRT, Earlier]