A new spot for Italian food opens its doors today on Beacon Hill. Florina Pizzeria and Paninoteca took over the former Derne Street Deli space (16 Derne St.) and will shower the neighborhood in pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and much more.
The new restaurant, located behind the Massachusetts Statehouse, has 19 seats and is open for lunch and dinner, according to a City of Boston licensing board agenda. Florina serves pizza available by the slice or the pie, and there's a slice-of-the-day special, plus a whole host of assorted toppings.
There are a few starters on the menu as well, including eggplant rollatini, spinach squares, and house-made meatballs. There are also cold and hot panini, salads, specialty pizzas, and a selection of pastas. Items range in price from $2.50 to 8.75 for starters, around $8 to $10 for sandwiches, and $16.50 for the specialty pies. Florina is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Florina Pizzeria and Paninoteca [Official Site]