Thursday, December 10, 2020

Update: Prezza, Tonno (Both Locations), Blue Ox All Going into Hibernation As of December 14; Will Reopen in February

Four well-known restaurants that are all under the same ownership are the latest to announce their plans to shut down for the time being.

According to a source, Prezza in Boston's North End, Tonno in Gloucester and Wakefield, and the Blue Ox in Lynn are all planning to shutter as of Monday, December 14, with a Facebook post from Prezza saying that the decision was made due to "the current rise in Covid cases, new government restrictions, and overall consumer confidence in dining out." The post mentions that the hibernation will continue until the end of the year and they will make a decision at some point as to when in 2021 they think it would be best to reopen.

Anthony Caturano is behind all four restaurants, with Prezza being an Italian dining spot, both Tonno restaurants focusing on Italian seafood dishes, and the Blue Ox offering mostly New American fare.

[February 17, 2021 update: According to multiple social media posts, Prezza, Tonno, and the Blue Ox are all open once again.]

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

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