Joia Ristorante & Lounge
[Boston, MA] Gridley James Fox Bryant was a famous 19th century architect and builder whose projects included Boston’s Old City Hall.
Bryant used granite from his father’s Quincy, Massachusetts quarry to build a mercantile building at 185 State Street.
In 1826, Bryant’s father had helped build the well-known Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown with granite from own quarry in Quincy, Massachusetts. Frustrated by the length of time it took to move granite from to Charlestown, Bryant developed the country’s first commercial railroad, ushering in a new era of transportation in the United States.
Gridley James Fox Bryant also used granite from his father’s quarry to build a mercantile building at 185 State Street. Renovated as a hotel in 1997, features of the original construction were preserved and highlighted as a reminder of its historic past.
Now, it seems, the historic property has a restaurant worth its pedigree.
“A new hotspot just opened on Boston’s waterfront,” bubbles Time Out Boston. “Joia Ristorante & Lounge at the Harborside Inn is Boston’s newest Italian restaurant and trust us it is worth a visit.
“Owned by Italian immigrant Gianmarco Rinaldi, Joia is an all-day dining destination. Having grown up in Naples, Italy, Rinaldi has brought his passion for Italian cuisine to Boston.
“The dinner menu features classics like Carbonara and Arrabbiata alongside Italian American favorites like Chicken Parm and Sirloin Steak tips.
“Besides all this amazing food, expect some exciting things late at night as well. Come in for late-night lounge vibes 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday through Saturdays.”
Nice. Late-night lounge vibes at an authentic Italian restaurant in Boston? We are there.
Joia Ristorante opened Apr. 21, 2023, in Boston’s Financial District, just steps from the waterfront.