Marlborough’s Allora Ristorante closes abruptly


Those holding gift cards urged to call Attorney General’s office

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer


Marlborough – A popular Marlborough restaurant, Allora Ristorante was shut down as of Feb. 7, leaving those who have gift cards to the restaurant, wondering what will happen next.

According to court documents, the restaurant, located at 139 Lakeside Ave, was ordered to shut its doors due to over $50,000 owed to property owner, Breazzanno Properties, Corp. of Sudbury, for back rent, taxes and water bills.

A sign currently posted on the door reads, “This restaurant has closed. Landlord has taken back control of property.”

Allora opened in 2007 in what previously had been home to two well-known restaurants, 109 Lakeside and The Oxford.

Calls to the restaurant owners and the property owner were not returned by deadline.

Last week the restaurant’s website posted “With great sadness, Allora Ristorante has closed its doors.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests for their support over the past 12 years, many who we are proud to call our friends.”

Social media has been heating up as customers realized the restaurant had closed rather quickly. Tim Fong, the owner of Lavender, serving Asian cuisine, located in the Sudbury Plaza on Boston Post Road and Lavender Too in Framingham,  has confirmed that he’s interested in opening, what would be his third location, in Marlborough and that the Lakeside Avenue property is something he’s looking into.

If customers have gift cards, Bob Luz, president of the MA Restaurant Association said though he was “unaware” of Allora’s closing, people can contact the Attorney General’s office.

The Attorney General’s Consumer Advocacy & Response Division, Consumer Hotline is      617-727-8400.