Casual Mediterranean food continues to sweep the city this year, as a downtown Boston restaurant specializing in customizable pitas, plates, and salads expands to West Roxbury. Bonapita (75 Spring St.) opens Wednesday, December 12, in the former Burger Fi space.
Bonapita first announced plans to expand to West Roxbury in August, counting down the days to its opening on social media. The restaurant makes its pitas in-house each day, offering diners a choice of pita sandwich, rice platter, or salad, topped with meat and vegetarian options. Options include meatballs, black bean and beet patties, chicken, or mushrooms and lentils, and there are roasted vegetables, hummus, and dressings.
Bonapita is one of several counter-service Mediterranean restaurants to open in Greater Boston in recent weeks. Another local restaurant, Aceituna, just unveiled its third location in Boston’s Financial District, while out-of-town chain Cava opened in Cambridge’s Kendall Square and local Greek spot Saloniki expanded to Harvard Square. Change is also coming to the Noon Mediterranean chain (previously Verts) in the new year, which currently has one Boston location, as it switches over to Daphne’s, still serving Mediterranean dishes.