the 143-seat restaurant is framed by walls of glass and capped by a rotunda, dramatically lit by hand-blown glass orb lights.
CHEFS IN THE KITCHEN
Chef Paul was born in Dorchester, MA one of nine siblings, which include his famous younger brothers, actor Mark Wahlberg & musician/actor Donnie Wahlberg. While Mark & Donnie spent childhood day-dreaming of their inevitable rise to fame as performers, Paul spent his time in the family kitchen with his mother Alma, also his restaurant’s namesake. At the age of 11 or 12, Paul fell in love with food over a simple Eggplant Parmesan sandwich at a friends’ house. According to Paul, his cooking was influenced by the Sunday suppers he shared at home with family & friends.
Today, not only will you find Paul in the kitchen but he has a vibrant presence in the front of the house as he maneuvers his way around the dining room greeting guests. Paul’s hope is that Alma Nove becomes a gathering place for friends & family to come together, break bread & share good times.
CHEF DE CUISINE
Chef Anne is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America where she earned her Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts surrounded by a large, extended Italian family where food and hospitality had a tremendous influence on her childhood. Annemarie’s passion for food was evident at an early age. As she advanced in the culinary world, she has been fortunate to work with exceptional chefs whose talents and cuisine have helped define her work.
In 2013, Annemarie reconnected with longtime friend and chef, Paul Wahlberg. Not only does she run all of the day to day responsibilities, she participates in many community events. Some of these include: Feed the Hungry Gala, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health and Quincy Community Action Programs.