Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Uno Pizzeria and Grill in Cambridge's Harvard Square Has Closed

A popular location of a Boston-based group of deep-dish pizza spots has closed its doors, and it looks like high rents are to blame.

The Harvard Crimson is reporting that Uno Pizzeria and Grill in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge has shut down, with the chain's Chief Marketing Officer Skip Weldon saying "We tried very hard to cooperate with the landlord, but the rents are very high in Harvard Square....The rent prices have just gotten out of whack the last couple of years." A note on the front window of the JFK Street eatery refers customers to other locations of Uno; currently, three outlets be found in Boston, along with other locations in Braintree, Burlington, Dedham, Framingham, Revere, Swampscott, Waltham, and Woburn.

Uno started out in Chicago in 1943, with Uno Restaurant Holdings now being headquartered in West Roxbury.

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Harvard Square was: Uno Pizzeria and Grill, 22 JFK Street. Cambridge, MA, 02138. The website for Uno can be found at

Thanks to Universal Hub for initially bringing this to our attention.

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