After a kitchen fire temporarily shuttered Prezza back in July, doing an estimated $350,000 in damage, the newly renovated North End restaurant finally reopened last night, debuting a facelift along with some new menu items. While the fire primarily destroyed the kitchen and ladies' restroom, it was the perfect opportunity to refurnish the dining room and bar as well. The space is noticeably brighter now with beige chairs and booths replacing the old dark wood and marble furniture.
Chef/owner Anthony Caturano has managed to rebuild the wine cellar, bringing back a huge wine list with over 800 bottles, and the menu is still "Old World" Italian, although there are some new dishes, such as anchovy-stuffed eggplant, Lambrusco-braised chicken thighs, pumpkin ravioli, and venison loin.
As of today, the Prezza bar will open at 4:30 PM daily with dinner served from 5:30 PM to 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 5 PM to 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday. And a Smoky the Bear bobblehead now watches over the restaurant.
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