Friday, March 16, 2018

Il Mondo Pizzeria Is Opening in Former Grub Space in Brigham Circle

by Marc Hurwitz

A pizza and sandwich shop that used to have a location in the Brigham Circle area of Boston is returning to that neighborhood, taking over the space where a short-lived eatery that featured poutine had been.

According to a source (Geoff Wong), Il Mondo Pizzeria is opening in the former Grub space on Huntington Avenue, joining another location on Mass. Ave. near where the Back Bay and the Fenway meet. Il Mondo had also been located on Huntington Avenue on the other side of Brigham Circle, but that shop recently shut down, so this could be more of a move than a closure though the details about why that location closed and this location is opening are not known as of yet. Based on the menu at the old location (and that of the Mass. Ave. outlet), expect to see pizza, calzones, salads, appetizers, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and grill items at the new shop.

Grub, which first opened in the late fall of 2016, shut down last October; the owner of the place also runs Penguin Pizza across the street, which remains in operation.

The address for the new location of Il Mondo Pizzeria is 738 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115. The website for the business can be found at

[March 20 update: According to a Twitter post from @epeemike81, Il Mondo Pizzeria is now open in the former Grub space, while the website for the business shows the new address along with the Mass. Ave. address.]

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