“To combat Seattle’s rising cost of doing business,” a Broadway wood-fired pizza restaurant has retooled and reinvented itself as Boca Restobar and Grill.
The changes have been underway and the signs are now up at the former Pizzeria 88 which will now feature “contemporary Argentine” cuisine and “eclectic traditional foods from Argentina” in an “informal setting” when it reopens after the shore remodeling and rebranding.
Last month, Seattle restaurateur Corino Bonjrada‘s pizza joint posted a message about the planned changes and short closure:
Dear friends, to combat Seattle’s rising cost of doing business, we have decided to pivot for a new concept. We are currently remodeling the dining room and kitchen, and will soon open under a new brand. Pizza lovers: don’t worry, the pizzas will remain! Same team, same oven, same promise to use only fresh ingredients. Stay tuned for announcements when we return.
Bonjrada opened his Pizzeria Ottantotto in early 2016 in the space formerly home to Corretto.
Settling on an informal Argentinian concept might not be the most obvious transition for a pizzeria looking to address cost issues. We’re looking forward to learning more about the change.
The new Boca is slated to open “soon” at 416 Broadway E and planned to be open daily from 4 to 10 PM — 4 to 9 PM on Sundays. You can learn more at bocarestobar.com.
— jseattle (@jseattle) March 7, 2018