Prezza Restaurant, 24 Fleet St., reopens in the North End on Thursday, January 10, 2013 after a devastating kitchen duct fire last July. More information in the news release.
Prezza (2.0) in the North End
Chef & Owner Anthony Caturano reopens his doors
After suffering a kitchen fire on July 15, Chef & Owner Anthony Caturano is ready to reopen the doors to his North End staple, Prezza. Opening tomorrow, the refreshed Prezza will once again dazzle diners with its Old World-style Italian cuisine and a wine list boasting over 800 labels.
Says Caturano, “We are really excited to kick off 2013 on a fresh note. On behalf of the Prezza team, I want to sincerely thank the Boston Fire Department, the City of Boston and our amazing neighbors, friends and patrons for the overwhelming support we’ve received in wake of the kitchen fire. We are forever grateful and look forward to reuniting with everyone soon.”
Prezza will make its encore performance by debuting a new menu that captures the tastes of the seasons through twists on classic Italian preparations. Newcomers to the appetizer portion of the menu include: Lambrusco Braised Chicken Thighs (with prosciutto, crispy potatoes – $16); Eggplant Stuffed with Fresh Anchovies (scamorza, roasted tomato – $16); Sunny Egg (wild mushrooms, grilled bread – $16); Baccala (tomato, fresh chili pepper, chick peas – $16); and, Chestnut Soup (croutons, duck confit, white beans, mushrooms – $15). For new handmade pastas ($15 – appetizer; $30 – entrée), Chef Caturano will now serve: Ricotta Stuffed Pansotti (butter, sage, Aceto Balsamico); Chestnut Ravioli (pulled duck, butter, parmigiano cheese); and, Pumpkin Ravioli (brown butter, sage, mascarpone, lobster meat). From the oven, Prezza will now dish out: Roasted Halibut (squid ink gnocchi, lobster, cherry tomatoes, basil lobster broth – $34); Roasted Bronzino (Brussels sprouts, black olives, roast potatoes – $28); Veal Porterhouse (saffron lobster risotto, broccoli rabe, red wine sauce – $46); and, Venison Loin (grilled cabbage, amarone risotto – $38).
Prezza will also continue serving up throwback favorites such as: Seared Scallops (pumpkin, sage, mascarpone, spiced hazelnuts – $16); Grilled Clams (sausage, tomato, lemon zest, oregano – $16); Crispy Shrimp (Italian slaw, cherry pepper aioli – $16); and, Wood Grilled Squid & Octopus (braised white beans, toasted parsley – $16); Ravioli di Ouvo (ravioli stuffed with ricotta and egg yolk, tossed with butter and sage – $12); Potato Gnocchi a la Bolognese (rustic meat ragout, tomato, porcini cream, pecorino cheese – $15 – appetizer; $30 – entrée); Fish Stew (lobster, swordfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, squid, lobster broth, toasted bread, saffron aioli – $38); Crispy Pork Chop (vinegar peppers, potatoes, roasted red onions – $28); and, Swordfish (tomato braised octopus, chili flake, chickpeas – $30).
Prezza is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:30pm. The bar opens daily at 4:30pm. Prezza is located at 24 Fleet Street in Boston’s North End neighborhood.
Prezza, located in Boston’s historic North End, was opened in 2000 by Chef and Owner, Anthony Caturano. Named for a town in the Abruzzi region of Italy, the home place of the Caturano’s grandmother, Prezza features an inviting lively atmosphere and boasts an exceptional wine list with over 800 bottles. Chef Anthony Caturano, known for his Old-World-style and overflowing dishes, creates a discerning seasonal Italian menu, which features naturally robust ingredients with sumptuous flavor and rich portions. Prezza is located at 24 Fleet Street and is open for dinner Monday – Thursday from 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday from 5:00pm – 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. The bar is open daily beginning at 4:30pm. Valet parking is available. For more information, please visit www.prezza.com or call 617.227.1577. Follow Prezza on Facebook and Twitter.