Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mangia Neapolitan Pizza in Boston's South End Closes for Renovations

A small local group of pizzerias has closed one of its Boston locations, though it should be reopening after renovations.

According to a source, Mangia Neapolitan Pizza in the South End has been locked up and dark for at least a week or two now, with another source saying that the sign for the Columbus Avenue eatery is now down, though an email from the restaurant this afternoon indicates that this is a renovation and that the South End shop will indeed be reopening at some point. Mangia had actually shut down its South End shop once before (in the summer of 2012) before eventually reopening; a number of other locations have closed for good over the past few years, including ones in Brookline, Canton, Cohasset, Hopkinton, Walpole, and Wenham, with its now-closed Sharon location being replaced by a market and provisions shop across the street that will sell Mangia's pizza along with beer and wine. (Existing locations of Mangia can be found in Holliston, Medfield, Norton, West Roxbury, Barrington, RI, and Park City, along with upcoming ones in Draper, UT and Los Angeles.)

The address for Mangia Neapolitan Pizza in the South End is 537 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118. Its website can be found at

[March 17 update: It looks like Mangia will not be reopening in the South End after all, as Emma's in Cambridge is planning to take over the space.]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond]

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