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There are now zero Unos in Boston

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kenmore Square Uno, the last of its kind in all of Boston, has served its last deep dish. Fans of whatever the chain keeps trying to push now instead of deep dish will have to just head on down to the Dedham Mall now (even their corporate HQ has moved out of town - from West Roxbury to Norwood). The chain has been in financial trouble for years, long before Covid-19.

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I'm sorry for the staff. There was some good people. But the location was dated and felt like walking into the 1990s. The food wasn't that good, the tables and menus were sticky, and the prices nothing special.

Hopefully something which isn't Ramen will take over the space although it will probably be kept vacant for years while the Buckminister is repurposed.

In the Kenmore Sq area it's now Unos, Eastern Standard and O'Leary's that are out.

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Lower Depths is gone too

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I hope not. I really liked that joint and live just up the road in Allston :(

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Yep, there's a new place called THE KENMORE there now.

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location was dated and felt like walking into the 1990s. The food wasn't that good, the tables and menus were sticky, and the prices nothing special.

We went there before a Sox game 2 years ago because it was the only place that didn't have a wait. The deep dish pizza I ordered came out of the kitchen way too quickly. It was cold on the inside.

Also, Adam's headline writer, who I assume is Adam, writes the best headlines.

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A buddy a few years introduced me to it as a great place to pre-game for a Sox game. It was always empty, and had cheapish (for Kenmore) beer before games. Never did order food, though.

Also it would be amazing for a good Ramen spot there. Can't really think of any others in the area.

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Right in Kenmore Sq in Hotel Commonwealth. Above or near the Starbucks.

There's also a new Chinese (?) place a block up Comm Ave where Scozzi was. Not sure if they ever opened or are just waiting out the Pandemic.

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I can't find it on Yelp or Google Maps. There is an Udon place, but that isn't Ramen, nor would I think a Chinese place would probably have Ramen (or at least Japanese style Ramen).

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Must be thinking of the new Udon place.

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Not at all unexpected since the Buckminster Hotel itself has closed, and presumably the entire building will be redeveloped.

Believe it or not, this particular Uno's -- and a few others that used to be around town -- had an unusual specialty of selling lobster dinners to group tours (bus tours) that were visiting New England. Everything had to be prearranged well in advance, including the number of lobsters. But it seemed so unusual to send my groups to a Chicago-inspired pizza shop for a "New England lobster" dinner.

It was also challenging to get the bus close to the restaurant for dinner on a night when the Red Sox were playing at home.

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I love Uno's, so it's always sad to see one close. The confluence of COVID-related events was surely the death knell.

With regard to moving the Corporate Headquarters....are you sure they left West Roxbury? The last time I was by there it still seemed like Uno's was there. Mapquest (please don't laugh, it came up in a Google search) lists the Norwood location as "Uno Restaurant Training Facility".

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I'm sure it's not a coincidence that the ad I'm seeing with this article is for a Chicago-style pizza vendor that ships nationwide.

SHIP CHICAGO'S BEST DEEP DISH NATIONWIDE
TASTES OF CHICAGO - Lou Ma[can't make the last name out]'s

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My wife was shopping for bathing suits on a computer that I have used to login to Facebook. Suddenly, on all my computers, I'm getting bikini ads. (There's usually a silver lining.)

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sure she was....

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Lou Malnati’s! It is the best

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RIP UNO. Just so U kNO, Boston won't be the same without U.
I imagine there's a man in Allston right now with great hair and a lion's beard that is terribly upset by this news. We'll need a new Breakfast of Champions now.

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... when its "chain" was limited to the original store in Chicago and a second one called Due's.

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I went to Due, but way back in 2008 or 10. Good food.

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Doesn't Uno Due Go in DTX count, or did that close, too?

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From the Article:

A downtown Boston location of another concept from the company called Uno Due Go is closed until further notice due to the pandemic and it is not known when--or if--it might reopen.

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