Da Vinci Ristorante to Replace Charcoal Guido’s

by Chris Wangler

April 28, 2022

An Italian restaurant at 482 Moody Street has been sold and will be rebranded.

Chef Shingara “Peppino” Singh bought Charcoal Guido’s and plans to open Da Vinci Ristorante in late May / early June. 

He also intends to operate outdoors on Moody Street this summer.

Initial license transfers were approved by the city’s license commission on Wednesday. 

Peppino will renovate the space a little and create his own affordable “casual Italian” menu, but wants to keep making the wood-fired pizzas that were so popular. 

He speaks Italian fluently and has 37 years’ experience with Italian cuisine.

A native of India, he started working at an Italian restaurant in Germany in 1985, then moved to Boston in 1992 and became a respected executive chef.  

He left La Campania in Waltham to start an Italian restaurant in Boston in 2007, then opened Da Vinci Bistro in Sudbury in 2017.

Peppino is also a co-owner of Peppino’s Dosa, an Indian vegetarian restaurant at 434 Moody that opened right before COVID.

For over 20 years, the chef has been friends with the three Waltham men behind Charcoal Guido’s. 

Peppino is excited to rebrand their restaurant in his own image. 

Charcoal Guido’s opened in early 2014. It quickly became a Moody mainstay, but closed when COVID arrived and struggled to reopen.

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