Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Join us for our Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM The lunch menu will be served from 11:30 AM – 3:45 PM and dinner from 4:00 – 9:00 PM. We hope to see you! With lots of love from all of us at Fanizzi’s!!  #brunch #provincetown #waterfront #lunch #dinner #bar #parking #bayside

History of Fanizzi’s Restaurant Location

As those who dine with us know, our bay front dining room at Fanizzi’s actually sits OVER the bay during high tide. Water comes fully under our dining room. Some of renovations we had to recently under take were to shore up the pilings that hold our dining room securely over the water.

TheYearRounder’s Guide to Provincetown wrote a terrific article on the history of the property Fanizzi’s by the Sea sits upon – 539 Commercial Street. According to their article:

537-539 Commercial Street, where Fanizzi’s restaurant and parking area sit today, was the location of a fishing empire known as Whorf’s Wharf, built by Thomas Rider Whorf, Jr. in 1850, and later run by his son, Phillip A. Whorf.
These Whorfs shared an ancestor, generations apart, with the artists John, Carol and Nancy Whorf, though they were not direct descendants.

At one time this busy pier stretched 400 feet into the harbor, serving its own fleet of 16 boats engaged in various types of fishing, while shipping some of the catch to markets as far away as Chicago. 130 men were employed in the operation.

There was a windmill on the property, presumably part of a saltworks where seawater was pumped to a system of trays and troughs. The water was evaporated to produce the salt used in drying and preserving much of the fish caught by Whorf’s fleet.

This 1890s photo shows busy Whorf’s Wharf, employing some 130 fishermen, salt
workers, sailmakers and others in serving and operating 16 boats. The old
sail loft very likely became Fanizzi’s Restaurant by the Sea, as we know it today.

The wharf also had its own sail loft for fabricating and repairing the many sails for its sizable fleet, and Fanizzi’s building is almost certainly that old sail loft, still sitting on pilings at the edge of the beach.
The recent repairs, including new pilings installed beneath the restaurant, should ensure many more years of life for this historic building dating back to the height of Provincetown’s great whaling and fishing era, often called the Golden Age of Sail.

Be sure to read the entire article at TheYearRounder’s Guide to Provincetown.

Join us at Fanizzi’s by the Sea in #Provincetown for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Sunday #Brunch, Friday Fish Fry, and drinks at our #beachfront bar. Enjoy #waterfront dining on #CapeCodBay!

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at O’Fanizzi’s all Week Long

Fanizzi’s Restaurant – Provincetown, will be Celebrating St. Patrick’s day “All” week here at O’Fanizzi’s. (Starting Saturday March 11, 2017 Come on down and enjoy a Guinness paired with Traditional Corned Beef or one of our many Irish inspired specials this weekend. Hope to see soon at O’Fanizzi’s…….  #waterfront #bayside #bloodymary #parking #lunch #dinner #brunch #earlybirdspecials

We Did It! Opening at 11:30 AM Friday! Call us for reservations!!!

Opening Fanizzi Poster FEB 2017
We look forward to serve you from your community year-round all day restaurant. Friday Night Fish Fry $14.99 and our Sunday Brunch buffet, all you can eat for $14.95 #waterfront #brunch #lunch #dinner #earlybirdspecials #parking #bar

2 days till we reopen, Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Opening Fanizzi Poster FEB 2017

We are finishing the final touches to our renovations and we can’t wait for you to see it all! We look forward to serve you from your community year-round all day restaurant. Friday Night Fish Fry $14.99 and our Sunday Brunch buffet, all you can eat for $14.95 #waterfront #brunch #lunch #dinner #earlybirdspecials #parking #bar