Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Da LaPosta Pizzeria to Open in Newtonville, Taking Over the Cook Space

A couple of years ago, it was reported that an artisanal pizzeria was planning to open in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood, and now we have learned that it will apparently be opening in a suburban location instead.

According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Da LaPosta Pizzeria is going to be opening in Newtonville, with the address shown in both the job post and a public meeting notice indicating that it will be moving into the space on Washington Street where Cook currently resides. The pizzeria had originally been looking to open in a part of the old Bee's Knees space on Farnsworth Street in Fort Point, but that appears to have fallen through; the person behind the place is Mario LaPosta, who has worked at such spots as the now-closed Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca in the Seaport District, Bricco in West Hartford, CT, and Tarry Lodge in Westport, CT, and who has also competed in the World Pizza Championship in Italy.

We have reached out to Mario LaPosta and will update this article with any additional information if it comes in.

The address for the upcoming Da LaPosta Pizzeria is 825 Washington Street, Newtonville, MA, 02460.

[August 9 update: A message sent from Mario LaPosta indicates that Da LaPosta will indeed be replacing Cook in Newtonville and that it will focus on sourdough pizzas cooked at 900 degrees in a Marra Forni oven, while daily specials including pasta dishes will also be offered--and the restaurant will serve beer, Southern Italian wine, and cocktails.]

[September 13 update: According to a source, Cook in Newtonville is now closed.]

[October 18 update: A Facebook post indicates that Da LaPosta plans to open in early November.]

[Earlier Article]
Da LaPosta Pizzeria Is Coming to Former Bee's Knees Space in Boston's Fort Point

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


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