Monday, February 04, 2013

Pastoral Is Opening in Boston's Fort Point Neighborhood

A new restaurant that focuses on pizza will be opening in the red-hot Fort Point district of Boston.

The Boston Herald is reporting that George Lewis (formerly of the now-closed Foundation Lounge in Kenmore Square) and Todd Winer (culinary director for the Met Restaurant Group) are looking to open Pastoral on Congress Street, moving into the Neena's Lighting space. The article mentions that the 140-seat eatery will be a "pizza-centric" spot that offers Neapolitan pies cooked in a stone oven that is being brought over from Italy, along with dishes with Mediterranean influences. Pastoral could be open by the summer, according to the Herald.

[December 11 update: Eater Boston states that Pastoral is planning to open in late January; the article also mentions that the restaurant's pizza oven arrives tomorrow (a picture of the oven is shown in the article).]

[January 8, 2014 update: Zagat mentions that Pastoral is now looking at a mid-February opening, and it also has some interesting news on the restaurant's pizza oven; according to the page, the 6,000-pound oven which comes from Naples is "only the second Massachusetts restaurant currently certified by the U.S. and Canadian branch of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, the international board governing authentic Neapolitan pizza-making," and that it is made using materials from Mt. Vesuvius.]

[March 26, 2014 update: A new post on its Facebook page indicates that Pastoral opens its doors at 5:00 PM this Friday (March 28), with the bar being open until 2:00 AM.]

The address for this upcoming dining spot is: Pastoral, 343 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02210. Its website will be at

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