The Daily Catch closed its Seaport location after 16 years

There are now only two locations left in Boston.

Daily Catch: Here’s another tiny, hole-in-the-wall restaurant with a seemingly 24/7 line out front, serving Sicilian-style seafood and pasta. It's easy to spot, as it's across the street from another North End institution, Mike's Pastry. Address: 323 Hanover St., Boston
The Daily Catch's North End location. –Dominic Chavez / Boston Globe

After 16 years of serving Sicilian-style pasta and seafood to the Seaport neighborhood, The Daily Catch closed its waterfront location at 2 Northern Ave. on Oct. 31.

The family-run restaurant announced the closure on Sunday in an Instagram post.

“It is with sad and few regrets that our Two Northern Ave location of The Daily Catch operating for sixteen years had closed its doors,” the message reads. “The Freddura family would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our patrons from near and far.”

Paul Freddura opened the first location of The Daily Catch in 1973, in a tiny storefront that still operates on Hanover Street in the North End. As his family expanded — Freddura married his wife, Maria, in 1983, and the two had seven sons — so did the business, as other Daily Catch restaurants opened in Brookline and Woodstock, Vt.


“Our Hanover street location is still open and our Brookline location will soon be open for lunch as we search for our third location in the seaport and beyond,” the Instagram post states, intimating that the Fredduras will be opening another location.

The Seaport has seen a number of restaurants close recently, including Yo! Sushi, which shuttered last week, and 75 on Courthouse Square, which closed in August after operating for just seven months.