Regina Pizzeria

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Regina Pizzeria
Pizzeria Regina, Boston MA.jpg
Regina Pizzeria in Quincy Market in Boston
Restaurant information
Established 1926
Food type Italian, pizzeria
Dress code Casual
Country United States

Regina Pizzeria, also known as Pizzeria Regina, and originally called Regina Pizza, is a regional pizza chain in New England. The company was founded in 1926 by Luigi D'Auria in Boston's North End neighborhood.[1] It has been run by the Polcari family since 1956.[2] The chain is a part of Boston Restaurant Associates and is headquartered in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.[3]

The original location, at 11 1/2 Thacher Street in Boston's North End, is still in operation and it is the most popular of all the Regina Pizzeria locations. It has been described as what movie pizzerias strive to look like. The company also boasts that it makes its own sausage and dough daily from fresh ingredients.[4]


The first Regina Pizzeria was founded in 1926 by Luigi D'Auria, originally under the name Regina Pizza ("Queen Pizza" in Italian).[1] It is located at 11 1/2 Thacher Street in Boston's North End, and is Boston's oldest pizzeria.[2] When Luigi D'Auria passed, he left the restaurant to his grandson, also called Luigi D'Auria. In 1956, Luigi D'Auria (grandson) sold Regina Pizza to the Polcari family, and they have operated the restaurant since.[1]

Bankruptcy filing[edit]

In May 2015, the parent company filed for bankruptcy protection, closing four underperforming locations (Emerald Square Mall in North Attleborough; Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua; Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester; and the Arsenal Project mall in Watertown) and saving $70,000 a month. They hoped to renegotiate leases at Independence Mall in Kingston, Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, and Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c "MACRIS Details". Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Pizzeria Regina". Pizzeria Regina. Archived from the original on September 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Privacy Policy." Regina Pizzeria. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Pizzeria Regina in Boston". Frommer's Guide. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  5. ^ Regina Pizzeria parent files for bankruptcy
  6. ^ Iconic pizza chain Pizzeria Regina files for bankruptcy

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