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A New York-based pizzeria and wine bar will open on Newbury Street

Double Zero makes its debut on July 9.

Double Zero
Double Zero. Adrian Mueller

Following the recent opening of Contessa by NYC-based Major Food Group, the Back Bay is about to get another injection of New York — this time with a Michelin-rated pizzeria and wine bar.

On July 9, Double Zero will open at 163 Newbury St., making it the fifth location of chef Matthew Kenney’s plant-based pizza joint. (If the name sounds familiar, Kenney also opened Providence’s popular Plant City, a vegan food hall, in 2019.) Known for its use of 00 flour, a finely ground Italian flour with a low gluten content, Double Zero will specialize in vegan versions of classics, such as truffle pizza featuring cashew cream, wild mushrooms, Tuscan kale, and lemon vinaigrette; and artichoke pizza with tomato, spinach, garlic cream, balsamic, and shallots.

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Gluten-free crust made from a house-blend of non-wheat flours will also be available.

The menu will feature pastas, too, like cacio e pepe made with cashew cream and pasta bolognese with walnut mushroom ragout, plus small plates like fried artichokes and chopped salad.

Pizza at Double Zero
Pizza at Double Zero. – Adrian Mueller

“The continued and frankly explosive growth in the plant-based market is something I’ve been waiting for many years, even decades, to see, and we’re really excited to be a part of it,” Kenney said in a press release. “What we have now is a paradigm shift in how consumers think about food in the restaurant industry — an acknowledgement that with the right vision and effort, plant-based menus can be as exciting and revelatory as their counterparts, which has been something I’ve been working toward for a very long time.”

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That plant-based ethos will extend to Double Zero’s wine program, which will highlight sustainable and biodynamic wines.

Located next to The Capital Burger, another Newbury newcomer, Double Zero will offer a bar, communal seating, and a 200-square-foot outdoor patio. Inside, a mirrored wall display will show off the restaurant’s extensive wine selection.

Following its opening on July 9, Double Zero will be open Mondays through Thursdays from noon to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 11 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 9 p.m.

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