Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A4 Pizza Bar Is Opening in Somerville

Last fall we reported that Area Four was looking to open a second restaurant, and this spring we learned that it would be opening in Somerville. Now we hear that the place will be an offshoot of sorts of the original restaurant.

UrbanDaddy states that A4 Pizza Bar will open on Somerville Avenue (just west of Union Square) in the space where The Bearded Pig had briefly been last summer. The article mentions that the new spot will feature pizza and beer, along with barrel whiskey, and that it should be opening sometime during the first week of July.

[July 8 update: The job posting section indicates that A4 Pizza Bar is now planning to open later this month.]

[August 9 update: Eater Boston is reporting that A4 Pizza bar soft opens this evening, with its official opening coming on Monday. (Hours are 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM tonight and Saturday night, with the place apparently being closed on Sunday.)]

[August 12 update: A bit more on A4 (from a press release), which officially opens today--the new restaurant is a casual spot that has 36 seats inside as well as a patio that will hold 15-20 more, with a custom-made wood-fired in the back and a bar made of compressed particle board. The pizzas available at A4 will have "the thin crispiness and cooked sauce of a New Haven pizza with the charred crust of a traditional Neapolitan pie," with cold slices being available at half price from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM each night. Salads, appetizers, and desserts will be offered, along with a rotating list of 24 beers (including 8 on tap). Whiskey and fernet will also be available, though cocktails will not be on the menu.]

The original Area Four first opened at 500 Technology Square in Cambridge's Kendall Square in June of 2011, featuring pizza and comfort food dishes. It also has a bar and a bakery-cafe on the premises.

The address for this new pizza spot in Somerville is: A4 Pizza Bar, 445 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA, 02143. The website for the original Area Four is at

[Earlier Article]
Update: Area Four in Cambridge Is Apparently Opening a Second Location in Somerville

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