Update: Sfizi in Boston's North End Closes for Renovations, Will Reopen as Aqua Pazza
[Ed note: This article was updated on January 17 to reflect new information given on the new concept coming to the space.]
An Italian and Mediterranean restaurant that features small plates has closed for renovations, and it looks like it will have a new concept when it opens back up again.
According to a source, Sfizi on Richmond Street is locked up and papered over, with a sign out front saying "we are closed for renovations," while the note also refers customers to other dining spots from Frank DePasquale and DePasquale Ventures--Bricco, Mare Oyster Bar, Trattoria Il Panino, and Quattro. Another source tells us that the place is indeed closed and that it will be reconcepted when it reopens in the spring. No other details have been given on the new concept coming to the space; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.
Sfizi first opened in October of 2015, taking over the space where Mare had been before moving to the corner of Hanover Street and Mechanic Street.
The address for Sfizi is 135 Richmond Street, Boston, MA, 02109.
[January 17 update: According to a Facebook page, the new dining spot going into the Sfizi space will be called Aqua Pazza, with the page saying it will be an "Italian kitchen and oyster bar." The Tables section of The Boston Globe indicates that the place will focus on seafood, and that it hopes to open within the next couple of months.]
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