Penrose is inspired by my great-great-great-grandfather, Norwood ‘Penrose’ Hallowell, a “Fighting Quaker” who traded pacifism for a rifle, and led the first all-black regiment against the Confederates in the American Civil War. With this restaurant, I celebrate his radical spirit and Quaker values—who he was as a man infuses everything from the décor to the menu. I wanted the space to be rowdy, but refined, like Boston’s Union Club, of which Penrose was a founding member. I also wanted the food to honor my roots. The eclectic flavors of North Africa, Sicily and Andalusia reflect the Moorish influences of Pen’s “Black Irish” heritage, while my ‘elemental’ approach to cooking embodies a deep Quaker simplicity. Every bite is a tribute, here’s to you, Penrose.


August 11th, 2018

Closed on Monday

Sorry to inform all of our lovely guest and friends but we will be closed

closed for dinner on August 13th.

Please visit us Tuesday through Sunday for dinner service.

Thank you

August 11th, 2018

Closed for Brunch

We are closed for brunch on August 11th and 12th.

July 7th, 2018

Wedding Reception

Penrose will be closed for dinner service Saturday July 7th

July 4th, 2018

Independence Day

Penrose will be closed for dinner service on Wednesday, July 4th

June 6th, 2018

Summer Movies at Pizzaiolo!

Movies start at sundown every Wednesday in June!

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January 14th, 2018

We will be closed for dinner service Sunday, January 14, 2018

wedding reception to be held at Penrose

December 24th, 2017

Penrose will be closed Dec. 24th through Dec. 26th

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

December 24th, 2017

Penrose will be closed from Dec. 24th through Dec 26th

The Penrose would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

November 23rd, 2017

Closed for Thanksgiving and Friday the 24th of November

We are celebrating friends, family and loved ones for a couple of days.

Thank you for your continued support and we will see you starting Saturday, November 25th for brunch and dinner service.


November 19th, 2017

Sunday Suppers with SEEDS at Pizzaiolo

Join us on November 19th in supporting SEEDS with our Sunday Suppers dinner. Tickets are $60-$100 on a sliding scale for a multi-course, prix-fixe meal with wine included. All profits will be donated to our featured non-profit.

Buy tickets here!


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Sunday 8:30 - 10:30

Tony Peebles

Grammy award winner Tony Peebles leads the People's Session on Sunday nights, when we invite local musicians to join in the open jam. Equal parts jazz, blues, funk & soul.


TUES & WED 5:30-9:30pm
THURS & SUN 5:30-10:00pm
FRI & SAT 5:30-11:00pm


SAT & SUN 5:00-11:00pm

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