La Galleria 33


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  • Owners: Lisa Cerundolo & Rita Moran
  • Full address: 125 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113
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  • Opened: July 2006
  • Type of food/restaurant: Italian
  • Service hours: Mon-Thurs: 4:00pm-10:00pmFriday: 4:00pm-11:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm-11:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm-10:00pm
  • Restaurant size: 1,700 sq. ft.
  • Front of house size: 1,200 sq. ft.
  • Back of house size: 500 sq. ft.
  • No. of seats: 85
  • No. of employees: 9 part-time, 4 full-time
  • Liquor license: wine and beer only 


  • Rita and Lisa’s parents have sunk in their own money to help them open this restaurant. If they can’t turn things around, they will let down their parents and have to start over from scratch.
  • Rita and Lisa are nearly $3 million in debt for the building. They need the restaurant to become profitable. They have not paid themselves since they opened.
  • The family rift between the brother and sisters needs to be repaired. If they can come together as a family, they might have a fighting chance to make this restaurant a success.
  • Rita and Lisa have families to support. They have not taken a paycheck since they opened. If they fail, they will have to start over or beg their brother to let them return to his restaurant.