A longtime Cambridge pizzeria is closing its doors and shifting its focus on a newly opened location in the South End. Emma’s Pizza owner Jeffrey Weingast announced that the Cambridge restaurant would close on December 30, as Boston Restaurant Talk reported.
Weingast will direct his attention towards developing the newer Emma’s Pizza at 537A Columbus Ave. in the South End, which opened in August. Emma’s has been a Cambridge staple since it first opened in 1962. It relocated to the 40 Hampshire St. spot in 2000, and Weingast has owned the restaurant since 2004, as previously reported.
Emma’s Pizza will close in Cambridge following dinner service on December 30. In a Facebook post, Weingast thanked patrons and neighbors of the business for their years of support, promising that part of the plan to refocus on the South End will include “lining up a number of third-party service options to continue pizza delivery to our loyal Cambridge patrons,” Weingast wrote.