Aurum Hand Pies in Hyde Square Has Closed, But Catering Will Continue

Aurum Hand Pies, which opened in JP three years ago and is known for its handheld pita/calzone-style creations, has closed its Hyde Square storefront.

Matthew Virzi, owner of Aurum in Hyde Square, will be on the Food Network’s “Buy This Restaurant.”

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Matthew Virzi, owner of Aurum in Hyde Square.

But Aurum’s catering business will live on, according to a Facebook post Monday evening by owner Matthew Virzi:

“I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your patronage over the last 3 years, but I have decided to focus my energy on my growing catering and wholesale businesses (Hand Pies coming to a store near you soon?),” Virzi wrote.

The pies, made with dough from a traditional Syrian recipe, come in such varieties as the Fahmah, filled with sweet potato, kale, shallots, garlic and goat cheese, and the Whiskey River, stuffed with chicken, red onion, scallions, mozzarella cheese and BBQ sauce. Virzi previously made an appearance on the Food Network to promote his pies.

Read more about Aurum’s closing in Boston magazine. Aurum was located at 377 Centre St.

  • BettyV

    This is a shame. They served really good food, and I will miss them. It doesn’t seem fair that a great business like this is closing, while that crappy 3 cat restaurant conglomerate thrives with their, as some have said, questionable and distasteful greedy business practices.

    • HoraceJones

      Not to mention the food those other guys cook is so bland and boring, if you can manage to get (and keep) it down.

  • Malena

    It is a shame that not more people knew about them. Good luck in your new path.

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