North End restaurateur and chef, Anthony Caturano (Prezza), opened Tonno in June of 2016. Tonno, Italian for “tuna”, is housed in the former Blackburn Tavern space. Blending together Caturano’s favorite culinary styles, Tonno features coastal Italian seafood, a raw bar, daily house made pastas and a regularly changing Specials menu.
The 4,000 square foot venue has undergone a full renovation and the new space is outfitted with a dining room, a lounge complete with a fireplace, a cocktail bar and a private dining room. Seating 99 people, Tonno has partial ocean views and is open year-round.
Chef Caturano has designed a culinary program that is rooted in coastal Italian seafood classics with specials that reflect the New England waters daily catches. Guests can see items like cod oreganata, cioppino, octopus salad and roasted whole branzino.
The beverage program consists of classic Italian cocktails and a selection of craft beers. From the vine we feature a curated list of about 150 wines that are mainly focused on Italian varietals, with some additions from Spain and California.
Tonno is open for dinner service nightly at 5:00pm, the bar opens daily at 4:00pm. Reservations are recommended.
Whom to Contact
- Toni ArmstrongGeneral Manager