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Ben Cotto Pizzeria Receives Beer/Wine License Support From Residents’ Association [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 23-2 to support the a new Wine and Malt Beverages with Cordials/liqueurs license for the expected opening of Ben Cotto pizzeria and restaurant at 361 Hanover Street. Co-owner/manager Warren Mustacchio presented with Attorney William Ferullo at the group’s March meeting. Joseph Bono, of Al Dente and Benevento’s on Salem Read More…

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Pizzeria Regina Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy; No Impact on North End Location

Pizzeria Regina, the longstanding North End institution, saw its parent file for bankruptcy this week, as reported in the Boston Globe. But North End Regina Pizza lovers should not fret! The company has made it clear the original Thacher Street location will remain open along with most of its other locations in Boston. Four of the mall stores will Read More…

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Monica’s Mercato Receives Neighborhood Council Support for Pizza Take Out

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously, 7-0, in support of Monica’s Mercato application for a take out license at 130-130B Salem Street in Boston’s North End. The pizza shop is in operation through a side door on Noyes Place and is part of the recently expanded grocery and gourmet shop on Salem Street. The request was presented by Attorney Read More…

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Pizzeria Regina Ranked Best Pizza in New England; Ernesto’s and Umberto’s Also Make List

Boston recently placed #3 in a nationwide Trip Advisor survey, beating out New York City (#4) while lagging San Diego (#1) and Las Vegas (#2). Following up on survey, WCVB used their Facebook page to have fans rank the best slice of pizza in New England. Three of the North End’s pizza shops make the Read More…

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Galleria Umberto Tops Zagat Pizza Survey in Boston, But You’ll Have to Wait

Zagat has declared the North End’s Galleria Umberto as the best pizza in Boston in its “ultimate list of the top pie shops in 23 U.S. cities.” Galleria Umberto is located at 289 Hanover Street. In the Zagat article: “Locals rightfully rave” about this “definitive North End experience”, a “no-nonsense, cafeteria arrangement” providing “dirt-cheap”, “amazing Read More…

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Eater’s Pizza Week Features North End’s Master Pizzamakers

It’s Pizza Week at Eater! Of course, the North End is the center of the Boston pizza world. Eater interviews Master Pizzamakers at Pizzeria Regina and Ernesto’s, encourages a one-day pizza at Neptune Oyster and shows poll winner Galleria Umberto. Here are links to the various North End-related articles: Pizza By the Numbers: Ernesto’s Master Read More…

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Engine 8, Ladder 1 and Galleria Umberto on Chronicle’s Hanover Street, Part 5

In the excerpt clip below, Chronicle TV5 visits Engine 8, Ladder 1 on Hanover Street and then stops in at Galleria Umberto for pizza and arancini. More at the Chronicle website. View more excerpts of the Chronicle episode on Hanover Street.