Seaport’s Pasta Beach restaurant reopens with new menu and vibe


The restaurant is back nearly three years after a fire forced it to close.

Local chain Pasta Beach’s Italian restaurant has reopened in Boston’s Seaport nearly three years after it closed due to a fire. pasta beach

Almost three years after being Forced to close due to fire, pasta beachThe Rowes Wharf location reopened on June 25 with a redesigned restaurant, updated menu and new chefs.

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At the helm are executive chef Andrea Congiusta, who has worked in the kitchens of two and three Michelin star restaurants in Italy and was recognized there as one of the “10 best chefs under 35”, and chef cook Massimo Cascone, who has worked as a senior chef in Turin, Italy, for the past 20 years, according to a press release.

“With the mentality of ‘less is more’, chefs will artfully produce handmade pastas and proteins using the fewest and simplest ingredients, letting each element shine on its own,” says the communicated.

Congiusta and Cascone are delighted to serve a pizza crust called “pinsa” to hungry Boston diners. Pinsa is a “…wonderfully airy Roman-style pizza crust made with four different flours,” according to the release.

Pasta Beach in the Boston Seaport offers pina, a type of pizza with a lighter crust. Pictured above is the pina margherita, made with marinated tomatoes, burrata, and basil-infused olive oil. Pictured below is the nduja pinsa, which is made with mozzarella fior di latte, spicy nduja sausage and caramelized onions. – Pasta beach

Pasta Beach’s menu offers nine pastas, including mouthwatering dishes like cappelletti al parmigiano made with homemade cappelletti, 24-month aged parmigiano reggiano, porcini mushrooms and oyster mushrooms, and plin di gamberi e pistacchio made with ravioli made house, prawns, pistachios and pescatora sauce.

For antipasti, the restaurant offers a range of choices, from tartare di manzo made with beef tartare, dill, capers, gherkins, pickled onions, rosemary olive oil and mustard and egg emulsion, to capesante made with scallop carpaccio, fried capers, aromatic breadcrumbs and Mediterranean sauce.

Pasta Beach in the Boston Seaport offers several antipasto options. Pictured above is their prosciutto e fichi. which is made with San Daniele prosciutto, figs and aged balsamic vinegar. – Pasta beach

For secondi, diners have six options:

  • Pollo Arrosto – roast chicken, cacciatore sauce, roast potatoes
  • Salmon – pan-fried salmon, bok choi cabbage, tartar sauce
  • tonno – fried breaded tuna, balsamic tomato chutney, burrata
  • Filleto – beef tenderloin, potato terrine
  • Anatra – Roasted duck breast, rhubarb, cherries
  • Brasato – Stewed beef, Barolo wine, celeriac purée

Pasta Beach mixologists will serve seasonal cocktails, six draft beers – including three Italian – and a selection of Italian wines.

The space, which is meant to evoke both tranquility and spirit, is swathed in banana leaf print wallpaper and features three commissioned artworks by Newport-based artist Chris Willey.

Local chain Pasta Beach’s Italian restaurant has reopened in Boston’s Seaport nearly three years after it closed due to a fire. – Pasta beach

The newly remodeled restaurant now features a pasta and pinsa making station at the entrance, a partially open kitchen, an expanded zinc bar area that serves as the restaurant’s focal point, and expanded indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the port of Boston.

The restaurant also has a unique lighting design created by Tyler Ropolo, son of the restaurant’s owners, in collaboration with Turin-based lighting artisans ECLISSI, according to the statement. It features brightly colored chandeliers and light fixtures in tangerine and emerald hues, sheathed in raffia palm.

Local chain Pasta Beach’s Italian restaurant has reopened in the port nearly three years after it closed due to a fire. – Pasta beach

The small chain is family owned and operated. It is led by Dr. Gianni Ropolo, originally from Turin, Italy; his wife, Susie, from New England; and their sons, Eldredge and Tyler. After meeting and sharing their love of Italian cuisine, the Ropolos started Pasta Beach in Newport, RI in 2002.

pasta beach Rowes Wharf is located at 30 Rowes Wharf and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m.

See the full menus below:

Boston Main PB Menu by Susannah Sudborough on Scribd

PB Menu Boston Drinks by Susannah Sudborough on Scribd

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