Saturday, June 22, 2024



If you’re looking for Area Four’s food and are nowhere near Kendall Square, starting April 1 this is what to look for.

It was hand-painted by local artists Cyrille Conan, Sean Lunsford and Nick Zaremba, restaurant publicist Miranda Jarrell said.

The A4 Truck is to hit the Rose Kennedy Greenway (Dewey Square Park Plaza, Rowe’s Wharf, Chinatown Park) and SoWa Open Market, said folks at the 500 Technology Square restaurant.

The main menu item for the is the stuffed piadini, like a pizza served on hand-stretched sourdough flatbread. The lineup of fillings are to change daily, rotating four to five options a day, “from the traditional to the far-fetched, all incorporating locally sourced meats and produce whenever possible, as well as housemade mozzarella, sauces and cured meats,” according to the restaurant’s publicity blitz. Like at Harvard Square’s Veggie Planet, the offerings are available as salads.

Some of the choices include Niman Ranch prosciutto with handmade mozzarella and arugula; muffuletta with hot capicola, mortadella, salami, pepperoni, ham, Swiss cheese, sharp provolone and housemade olive spread; house-smoked Cape Cod bluefish with pickled onions and parsley; roasted mushroom, fontina and gremolata; braised grass-fed beef short rib and horseradish aioli; and butternut squash, caramelized onions and ricotta.

And more:

A4 Truck offers a tightly focused menu with morning offerings like breakfast piadini, pastry chef Katie Kimble’s house-baked treats and signature breakfast sandwiches, Barrington Coffee Roasters coffee and a selection of teas, as well as … BN Ranch grass-fed beef hot dogs (straight from the restaurant’s street-side hot dog cart), roasted veggies, salads and local sodas.

The truck and hot dog carts are also available for private function.

The truck’s schedule so far puts it at Dewey Square Park Plaza every weekday for breakfast. On Mondays it’s there for lunch as well, but lunches Tuesday through Thursday are at Rowe’s Wharf; on Fridays, lunch is at Chinatown Park; on Sundays the truck is at SoWa Open Market in South Boston.

Area Four is run by chef/owner Michael Leviton and combines a morning and afternoon coffeehouse/bakery with a full-service restaurant and bar serving wood-fired pizzas and shared plates with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients.