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Tony Caturano to open a second Tonno

WAKEFIELD, MA – Tony Caturano will open a second Tonno restaurant in an upscale retail development, Wakefield Station, here. The 4,100 sq. ft. space will have 110 inside seats plus 65 more seats outdoors on a patio. Additionally, the restaurant has a 65-seat space available for private dining. Caturano is joined in the new Italian seafood concept by David Petrilli, his partner in his original Boston restaurant, Prezza.

Chef Neal Maver will leave the Tonno Gloucester location to head up the kitchen in Wakefield while Chef Aaron Budak – previously at Townsman – will replace Maver in Gloucester. Maver and Budak spent years together working at Gaslight restaurant.

“I have to thank my partner and General Contractor, Matthew Maggiore, president of The Maggiore Companies, for encouraging me to bring my old-world style of coastal Italian seafood”
to the vibrant town of Wakefield,” says Caturano, adding: I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my favorite culinary dishes with this community, and look forward to their input and feedback.”

The culinary program will showcase coastal Italian classics, with nightly specials that reflect the catch of the day from local waters. The menu is comprised of an array of sfizi and primi options to start, signature homemade pastas, secondi courses such as roasted cod oreganata, cioppino  and of course fresh grilled tonno steak (tonno is the Italian word for Tuna)  and decadent desserts. The beverage program is curated to highlight classic Italian cocktails, a selection of local and regional craft beers and a list of 150 wines focused on Italian varietals. Go to http://www.tonnorestaurant.com or http://www.facebook.com/tonnorestaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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