A beloved Revere Beach pizzeria that closed its original location in 2018, relocated and reopened, and then closed again in 2020, is reopening yet again, this time on a permanent basis. Bianchi’s Pizza will reopen sometime this spring at 381 Revere Beach Blvd., in the space formerly occupied by Renzo Pizzeria (and, for a time, Bianchi’s Pizza itself). The restaurant recently announced the news on Facebook.
“Construction has already begun,” the post states. “We don’t have an exact date yet but when we do you’ll see it here.”
According to the post, Bianchi’s will be operated by the same owners, and will be making the same pizza (in the same ovens) Revere residents and Revere Beach tourists have grown to love over the years. Bianchi’s first opened its doors in the early 1950s, and has been operated by the Bianchi family ever since.
Bianchi’s existence was initially thrown into question in early 2018 after the Revere city council approved a special permit for the development of a 145-unit apartment complex at 320-327 Revere Beach Blvd. Before construction could begin, several buildings would need to be demolished, including the building that housed the historic pizzeria. It was unclear at the time if Bianchi’s would close for good, close for a little while and reopen somewhere else, or close for a little while and reopen on the ground level of one of the newly constructed buildings.
Owner Robert Bianchi told the Boston Globe at the time that the planned restaurant space on the ground floor of the new building at 320-327 Revere Beach Blvd. could become the new permanent home of his shop, but the lease, timeline, and other details were still unsettled.
Robert Bianchi’s uncle Anthony Bianchi opened the pizzeria when he was just 17 years old. Robert Bianchi told the Globe in 2018 that he’d “hate to lose it, especially on my watch.”
Bianchi’s eventually moved its operation into nearby Renzo Pizzeria. The agreement was supposed to be temporary, but Bianchi’s remained open inside Renzo Pizzeria until November 2020. Renzo Pizzeria has since shuttered, and Bianchi’s Pizzeria will return in its place. Alas, Bianchi’s is not lost after all.
• Bianchi’s Pizza Closed Its Doors Over the Weekend [EBOS]
• Bianchi’s Pizza Says Farewell to the Renzo’s Space at Revere Beach [BRT]
• Bianchi’s Pizza to Reopen in the Former Renzo’s Space at Revere Beach [BRT]
• Council Approves Special Permit for Beach Development [RJ]
• No One Seems to Be Sure What Will Become of Bianchi’s Pizza [EBOS]
• Bianchi’s Pizza Uprooted by New Revere Beach Apartments [BG]