Marco Opens at JW's in Winthrop
A new pizzeria has opened at another restaurant just north of Boston, and it brings back the name of a North End dining spot that closed a few years ago.
Eater Boston is reporting (via the Winthrop Transcript) that Marco is now open by JW's in Winthrop, with the name coming from an Italian restaurant that Marc Orfaly had first opened on Hanover Street a bit more than a decade ago. As mentioned here earlier, Orfaly has teamed up with Jay Silva on the JW's space on Putnam Street, which Silva took over this summer; Orfaly is also involved in a new restaurant that is coming to the East Boston waterfront, and he comes from such places as The Beehive and the now-closed Pigalle, while Silva comes from Bambara, the Boston Harbor Hotel, Pho Republique and Sage (both of which are closed), and the Ritz Carlton Boston.
The Winthrop Transcript says that Marco is a separate space from the adjacent JW's, and that it offers salads, sandwiches, calzones, and Italian dishes along with pizza. (JW's focuses on classic and modern American fare along with Italian options.)
The website for JW's and Marco can be found at http://jwswinthrop.com/
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