GRAFTON, Mass. - Anzio's Pizza, a brick oven pizza restaurant, is free to open its doors next week after the Board of Selectmen approved a restaurant and beer and wine license Tuesday.
Located on Route 30 near the MBTA commuter rail station and Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the restaurant will open its doors on Aug. 28.
“In the past, I had to venture out of town for a meal, so I decided to take a chance in North Grafton,” said the owner, Todd Harrington, who said his menu will focus on Neo-Neapolitan pizza, paninis, and salads.
His strategy, he said, is to appeal to diners who want a meal from more “made from scratch” ingredients.
By limiting the liquor license to beer and wine only, he expects the restaurant to be more family friendly. He told the selectmen that he is formally trained in the state’s alcohol training program and would ensure that all his employees will be too.
Before this venture, he said he had 20 years of experience working for several chain restaurants in the area including Bennigan’s, Bertucci’s, and Papa Razzi. Harrington, who lives in town, grew up in Connecticut, and would said he would like to introduce Grafton to the style of pizza he remembers as a boy.