Thursday, June 13, 2013

Strega Pizzeria and Cafe Plans to Open in Boston's North End

The person (and restaurant group) behind several Boston-area eateries is planning to open another dining spot in the North End.

The site reports that Strega Pizzeria and Cafe is looking at the space on Hanover Street where Casa di Stile had been--and next to Strega Ristorante. The post says that Nick Varano of The Varano Group is hoping to transfer the Malt and Wine with Cordials License at the now-shuttered Nick's Famous Deli on Cross Street to the new spot, with the North End/Waterfront Residents' Association looking into the proposed transfer this evening.

In addition to Strega on Hanover Street, Varano also owns Strega on the waterfront and Nico in the North End. (Another Strega is coming to Woburn as well [Ed note: The Woburn location is now open].)

[October 8, 2014 update: Nearly a year and a half after first reporting on this, Strega Pizzeria and Cafe has still not opened and Universal Hub states that the Boston Licensing Board recently met with Nick Varano's attorney to find out why. According to the post, William Ferullo says that the eatery should be opening in about 30 days, and that the delay happened mostly because of issues connected to the installation of kitchen vents within the space.]

The address for this upcoming restaurant is 371-373 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02113. The website for The Varano Group can be found at

Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.