Thursday, March 02, 2017

Owners of Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in Chelsea to Open Ciao! Market, Winnisimmet Lounge

The people behind a restaurant that gets high marks for its pizza will be opening a couple of new businesses nearby.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Edson Coimbra and Marvin Posada of Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in Chelsea are planning to open Ciao! Market and the Winnisimmet Lounge, with the former being on Broadway and the latter being on Winnisimmet Street--and both of which will be within walking distance of Ciao!, which is located on Williams Street. The article says that the market will have a space for pasta production and will also have an espresso counter along with a display case for gelato, pastries, and pasta, while the lounge will be a casual spot that offers Italian small plates as well as beer, wine, and cocktails. If all goes as planned, Ciao! Market should open this summer while the Winnisimmet Lounge might not be open for 18 months or so.

Ciao! Pizza & Pasta first opened in the fall of 2015, offering wood-fired pizza, freshly-made pasta dishes, panini, salads, and desserts. The pizza at Ciao! has been a big hit among media people and diners alike, with one Boston Globe writer saying of the pizza, "it's with some trepidation that I'd like to argue I've found the best Neapolitan pie in the Boston area. Maybe anywhere outside of Italy."

The address for Ciao! Market will be 212 Broadway while the address for the Winnisimmet Lounge will be 73 Winnisimmet Street.

[July 24 update: Boston Magazine states that Ciao! Market has soft-opened and that its official opening is on Thursday, July 27; the article says that the store features grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, pasta, sauces, coffee, gelato, and more.]

[March 27, 2019 update: Boston Magazine says that Winnisimmet Lounge is finally just about ready to open, with the place possibly opening by the middle of April.]

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