Mangia Cooking Up a New Pizzeria in Norton
Mangia Neapolitan Pizza to open in three weeks.
If you’ve driven by Red Mills on Route 123 lately, you may have noticed a that Norton will be the home of the newest Mangia Neapolitan Pizza shop.
Mangia Norton is set to open in about three weeks. They were already supposed to be open, but construction was held up. They will interviews job candidates next week.
General manager Joseph Maura said they have been looking for new locations for about six or seven months when a friend told them about the Red Mills space.
“I love the location. It’s near the college, it’s near downtown, plus we have Bernie and Phyll’s and some other corporate places nearby,” said manager Joseph Maura. “Plus the building is absolutely beautiful. It’s a brand new building. We were able to get the square footage that we wanted and we were able to do what we wanted inside which was a big thing for us.”
The Norton location is not large, with a seating capacity of 16. Though it is primarily a take-out shop, they have a fireplace and seating area with internet access.
What makes Mangia different from most pizza places is the fact that they use wheat crust made just for them and utilize fresh ingredients to make a light and healthy product. They do not have oil in their dough, ensuring that each bite is light and airy. They also make a gluten free pizza that is cooked in a separate oven.
“It’s a take out place but it’s on a new level,” Maura said. “It’s a little bit higher end. It’s not the typical pizzeria where you go in and there’s a big menu board and you order and go.
“The menu has been consistently evolving to where it is today.”
Mangia was founded in 2003 by Steve Fenerjian in Brookline. They have five shops open at the moment with Norton on the way and their location in south end Boston re-opening in July. The Sharon location celebrated their grand opening this Wednesday and business was steady their first day. Four weeks ago they opened in Hopkinton, and business has been booming from day one.
“We are really, really looking forward to getting into Norton,” Maura said.
Shop hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. These hours may be changed depending on how business goes.