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Sfizi Will Soon Reopen as Aquapazza

The restaurant underwent some changes


A North End restaurant that closed for renovations back in January will reopen this spring, but with a new name and a new concept. Sfizi specialized in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and was a member of the DePasquale Ventures family, along with Mare, Trattoria Il Panino, Quattro, and Bricco. The group is overseen by Frank DePasquale, who will soon unveil the new concept, Aquapazza, at 135 Richmond St. It will feature a seafood-centric menu of Italian dishes, as Boston Restaurant Talk reported.

The Sfizi website now redirects to a page that indicates Aquapazza will be “coming soon,” and a Facebook page for the new restaurant describes it as a casual “Italian kitchen and oyster bar.”

Sfizi’s menu featured small plates and drew inspiration from across the Mediterranean, including Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, France, and Italy, but Aquapazza will hone in on Italian seafood dishes.

Expect to see Aquapazza make its North End debut sometime this spring.

All Sfizi Coverage on Eater [EBOS]
Sfizi in Boston's North End Closes for Renovations, Will Reopen as Aqua Pazza [BRT]
Aquapazza [Official Site]


135 Richmond St., Boston, MA 02109 Visit Website


135 Richmond St., Boston, MA 02109