Anthony Caturano of Prezza in Boston's North End Is Opening Tonno in Gloucester
One of the most familiar figures within the Boston restaurant scene is opening a second dining spot, and this one will be north of the city.
Eater Boston is reporting that Anthony Caturano, who is the chef/owner of Prezza in the North End, is planning to open Tonno in Gloucester, taking over the space on Main Street where the Blackburn Tavern had been. The article says that the 99-seat dining spot will be a "coastal Italian seafood concept" with the menu including seafood caught off the New England coast. Expect to see such items as octopus salad, local oysters, roasted cod oreganata, cioppino, and more, along with a huge wine list with most being from Italy and "classic Italian cocktails." If all goes as planned, Tonno could be opening sometime in the spring of 2016.
[June 7, 2016 update: According to a press release, Tonno opens on June 17.]
Caturano's 15-year-old Prezza is an upscale Italian restaurant on Fleet Street in the North End that features dishes from Italy's Abruzzi region.
The address for Tonno is 2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930.
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