About Us

Roza Lyons is proud to offer a new and unique atmosphere to the East Broadway restaurant scene.  Focusing on shareable plates and healthy sandwiches and salads, Roza Lyons engages local farms and specialty merchants to offer the freshest local ingredients.  Offering an extensive list of beer and wine, Roza Lyons also maintains a regular menu of craft cocktails.  Please join us and enjoy an evening out soon!

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Rob and Ian

“I think we have a name,” Managing Partner Rob Fitzharris said one cold night long before construction for his first very own restaurant had begun.  “It’s going to be called ‘Roza Lyons'” he said almost spilling over with excitement, joy, and an undeniable deeply rooted sense of pride.  “They are our moms’ maiden names,” he explained, “and you can’t do any better than that!”

Co-Managing Partners Rob Fizhharris and Ian Neubecker chose their mother’s maiden names to wear the sign over the first restaurant they could truly call their own.  Rob, who emigrated here from Bray, Ireland is the spitting image of his mother carrying not only her Irish eyes but her humility and generosity in all that he does. He admires her for her compassion and grace, but also her tough will and cleverness as she raised him and his siblings. Geraldine Lyons (now Fitzharris) passed on a rare quality to her son: the desire to help other’s without an expectation of getting anything back.  Living his mother’s virtues was at the forefront of Rob’s work as he established himself as part of the South Boston community over the last 16 years. Having worked and partially owned other restaurants, Rob could not think of a better way to honor his mother than to put her name out in front of the first place he could really call his own.

Ian, who moved here from Detroit in 2008, lost his mother to breast cancer and couldn’t think of a better way to honor her memory.  When Ian was growing up, his mother Kandy instilled in him a very hard work ethic, which he took with him to start in the industry work as a 16-year-old dishwasher.  His mother’s fight against cancer further taught Ian the importance of always doing your best, regardless of how difficult the task.  His remembrance of his mother’s care and guidance as well as her unyielding fight serves as a great juxtaposition to Ian’s rise from the 16-year-old dishwasher to owning his own place years later.  Ian is proud to see his mother’s name on the sign out in front.  As a means of giving back to those that helped Kandy and his family during the tough battle, Ian has created a cocktail in her memory called the “Candy Rose,” both a play on her name and a pink drink in honor of breast cancer research.  100% of the proceeds from this cocktail will be donated to the American Cancer Society in Kandy’s name.