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

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

Chris Helms

Matthew Virzi, owner of Aurum in Hyde Square.

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.”

Chris Helms

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.

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