Friday, July 26, 2019

Babbo Pizzeria in Boston's Seaport District Is Closing

A spacious waterfront restaurant that is known in part for its pizza--and which used to have a celebrity chef behind it--is closing down.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca at Fan Pier in the city's Seaport District is shutting its doors by or before September 15, with the closure expected to be permanent. The restaurant first opened in the spring of 2015, with Mario Batali being the face behind the spot; Batali has since been in the spotlight over sexual assault charges and is no longer involved with Babbo or any of his other food spots, including Eataly at the Prudential Center.

Another location of Babbo can be found in New York City, with that location being run by Batali's former partner, Joe Bastianich, and the B&B Hospitality Group.

The address for Babbo Pizzeria is 11 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210.

[August 8 update: According to a source, Babbo closes at the end of business hours tonight. (This has also been confirmed by the Manhattan location.)]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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