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North End's Prezza to re-open six months after kitchen fire damaged restaurant

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  January 9, 2013 05:00 PM

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An upscale North End Italian eatery will reopen Thursday after a kitchen fire shut it down nearly six months ago.

Anthony Caturano, chef and owner of Prezza, announced on Wednesday that the restaurant would reopen with a new menu but retain its selection of more than 800 wines. The restaurant at 24 Fleet St., was closed after a one-alarm fire that broke out around 3 a.m. last July 15 and did an estimated $350,000 in damage.

“We are really excited to kick off 2013 on a fresh note,” Caturano said in a statement. “On behalf of the Prezza team, I want to sincerely thank the Boston Fire Department, the City of Boston, and our amazing neighbors, friends, and patrons for the overwhelming support we’ve received in [the] wake of the kitchen fire. We are forever grateful and look forward to reuniting with everyone soon.”

Opened by Caturano in 2000, Prezza will continue to serve signature seafood dishes such as seared scallops, grilled clams, and crispy shrimp, but will add new options including ricotta-stuffed pansotti, chestnut ravioli, roasted Bronzino, and a venison loin.

The restaurant will be open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information, visit http://www.prezza.com or call 617-227-1577.

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