Monday, August 17, 2015

Italia di Gusto Is Opening in Former Bestsellers Cafe in Medford Square

A restaurant, pizzeria, and grocery store that is based in Italy is coming to the Boston area, and it will be taking over a riverside space where a combination bookstore/cafe had been.

According to a Twitter post from @TheBostonFoodie, Italia di Gusto is opening in Medford Square, moving into the former Bestsellers Cafe space on High Street. (Bestsellers Cafe closed in January after being in business on and off for approximately 17 years.) An article from indicates that the place--which will be run by franchise owners Matteo and Francesca Ronzio, who are from Italy--will offer traditional Italian dishes along with an array of imported Italian goods, and a pizza oven from Florence will be installed within the space, bringing what the article says is "the most authentic pizza this side of the Atlantic." (The shop will have a fifth generation pizza chef from Naples.) If all goes as planned, Italia di Gusto hopes to open sometime in September.

[October 13 update: According to a new post on its Facebook page, Italia di Gusto opens in Medford this Thursday (October 15), with a more recent post indicating that this is a soft opening.]

Currently, the only other location of Italia di Gusto in the United States is in Ridgewood, NJ.

The address for this new Italian restaurant and grocery store in Medford Square is: Italia di Gusto, 24 High Street, Medford, MA, 02155. The website for Italia di Gusto can be found at

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