Friday, June 03, 2016

La Famiglia Pizzeria Is Opening in Former Nicola Space in Arlington Heights

A couple of months ago, we reported that a new pizza spot might be coming to Arlington, opening in the space where another pizzeria had been for more than 40 years. Now we have learned a bit more about the place, including who is behind it and what it may be called.

According to a page within the Bizapedia site, La Famiglia Pizzeria is looking to open in the former Nicola Pizza House space on Mass. Ave., with the principals listed being Ahlam Endrawos (who appears to be behind at least one Dunkin' Donuts location west of Boston) and Osmarly Bento-Lombardi (who is apparently a principal at Red Cosmetics in Woburn). Little else is known about the proposed dining spot, though more could be known by next week as the town of Arlington will hear about the plans for the eatery on June 6.

Nicola's closed in June of 2013, with the space being sold to the owner of Peter Pan Superette on Park Avenue who mentioned at the time that another pizza spot could open in the space at some point in time.

The address for the proposed La Famiglia Pizzeria is 1215 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476.

[December 12 update: The moderator for The Arlington List Facebook group page states that La Famiglia Pizzeria hopes to open on December 19.]

[December 21 update: Based on a new thread within The Arlington List Facebook group page, La Famiglia Pizzeria is now open.]

[Earlier Article]
New Pizzeria Apparently Opening in Former Nicola Space in Arlington

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