Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – March 16, 2015 – It’s about to get hot in Boston! Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, a casual dining concept that uses authentic 800-degree coal-burning ovens to create “well done pizza,” is expanding to the Greater Boston area. The company’s first Massachusetts location will open this spring at 119 University Avenue inside the new University Station plaza in Westwood.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, which includes founder/CEO Anthony Bruno and NFL Hall of Fame legend Dan Marino among several equity partners, debuted its first location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2002 and has expanded to nearly 50 locations throughout Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
“We’re excited to bring our coal fired pizza and Italian Soul Food to Boston where people really know good food when they taste it,” said Bruno. “We expect our Westwood restaurant to be a huge success and already have plans for future area locations.”
Known for its high energy atmosphere and simple menu, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza uses 800-degree coal burning ovens to create a “well done” taste. With a focus on fresh ingredients and authentic recipes, Anthony’s signature menu includes traditional and specialty pizzas with dough made fresh daily; coal oven roasted chicken wings; large homemade meatballs from a recipe passed down by Anthony’s grandmother; a classic Italian salad with original dressing; and Eggplant Marino (Dan’s favorite).
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza was voted Best Pizzeria, Best Wings, Best Meatballs and Best Service in the 2014 Sun Sentinel/SouthFlorida.com Best of South Florida readers’ poll, and has been chosen Best Pizza by the Miami Herald, Miami.com, Palm Beach Post and WFLA’s iHeart Tampa Bay. The brand was featured in the New York Times, has received rave reviews from Newsday, and was declared “The Best Pizza Chain in America” by USA Today’s Great American Bites.
Anthony’s food and service continually are ranked “very good to excellent” by Zagat Survey, the distinguished dining and entertainment ratings guide, and is voted “Top 5 Most Popular” and “#1 Pizza” in Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants edition.
University Station is a 2 million square foot mixed-used project in Westwood, Massachusetts located on University Avenue at Exit 13 on Route 128/I-95 and adjacent to the Route 128 MBTA Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station. Anchored by Target and Wegmans, University Station features an exciting mix of stores and restaurants (with openings beginning March), New England’s first Life Time Athletic, Gables Residential (featuring 350 luxury apartments) and Bridges by Epoch (a memory care facility). University Station is a development of New England Development, Eastern Real Estate and National Development.