Eleanor "Ellie" Elias who founded Sorella's with her sister Antoinette "Toni" Elias, died Monday. She was 63.
The Hyde Square restaurant has become an iconic part of Jamaica Plain. The sisters opened it in 1983, according to the Jamaica Plain Gazette.
As the Gazette points out, the name Sorella's means "sisters." The spot has become a famous destination for comfort food, especially for weekend brunches, when lines traditionally go down the sidewalk.
According to Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home, her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury, with visiting hour beginning at 10 a.m. The family invites relatives and friends to come.