A new pizza parlor opened this week on Centre Street in West Roxbury and it offers more than just pies.
The Parlour opened Monday in the space which was formerly the Upper Crust Pizzeria, and will serve everything from thick crust New York style pizza to subs, sliders, ice cream and specialty coffee.
Co-Owner Dermot Loftus said his pizza shop is different from others in the area because it offers an extensive menu.
“It’s called ‘the Parlour,’ because we have a pizza parlor, a meatball parlor and an ice cream parlor,” Loftus said.
Loftus and his co-owners and best friends, Cormac Dowling and Paul Murphy, believe what separates their restaurant from others in the area is their unique variety of meatball dishes. There is classic beef, chicken, veggie, and spicy pork meatballs which will be served in a bowl and covered with a selection of difference sauces which range from classic marinara to spicy marinara, pesto, or a garlic parmesan cheese sauce.
Loftus said the restaurant is the first to do it in the area.
“It’s like building a pizza,” Loftus said. “But the idea is that you pick your meatball and then you pick your sauce.”
The new West Roxbury restaurant also offers a variety of ice cream flavors, which can be served in an ice cream sandwich between the shop’s homemade baked cookies.
The Parlour offers table service, takeout and will be adding delivery in the
future. It has free Wi-Fi service, has a
large flat screen television which shows Boston sports games, and serves beer and
wine and gourmet coffee and espressos.
Loftus envisions the business as not only a family pizzeria but also as a place where where residents can come to do work on their laptop or catch the Red Sox games.
Loftus opened the business along with his two good friends Murphy and Dowling. The three are all from Ireland and have lived in the area for many years. Loftus lived in West Roxbury for 8 years and he currently owns the Porter Café’
When asked why three Irish men opened an Italian restaurant, Loftus laughed and said “that’s the million dollar question."
“We just saw an opportunity and it’s a great family neighborhood. It’s a family restaurant where you can bring kids and enjoy a bite to eat.”
The Parlour is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Check Patch next week for more on The Parlour.