Friday, March 20, 2020

MidiCi in Somerville's Assembly Row Has Closed for Good

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect new information given concerning the reason for the closure of the restaurant.]

A Somerville restaurant appears to among the first--if not the first--of the Boston-area dining spots to permanently close in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent restaurant shutdown other than takeout/delivery services, although it now appears that its closure is not the direct result of the virus or the ruling.

According to a source, MidiCi at Assembly Row has shut down for good, with its Facebook page seeming to confirm this with a "Permanently Closed" label shown where its operating hours had been. A new note indicates that the closure had actually been in the works before the Coronavirus crisis, and that a rebranding of the space is actually being planned--and given the new restrictions, they decided to take the time to get a head start on remodeling.

MidiCi , which is part of a California-based "fast-fine" pizza chain, first opened in early 2018, offering Neapolitan-style pizza along with salads, small plates, beer, wine, and cocktails.

The address for MidiCi was 463 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA,02145. The website for the chain can be found at

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

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]