Tonno Set To Open June 17th- The Latest Menu/Pics/Videos 

It’s official! Anthony Caturano has his occupancy permit and it’s a go for a June 17th opening. Just in time for Fiesta!

The new menus-

James Eves Photos-

I have three pieces in the front room.  My man  James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee made up three large format canvas wraps as statement pieces.  The huge calico lobster stares you down with its big crusher and pincer claws when you walk into the room.  Anthony and James hung them yesterday.-

Some video taken in the lounge and the front room-

First Look:The Lounge At Tonno #GloucesterMA

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Tonno Hosts Pre-Opening Fundraiser for Gloucester Police Chief’s “Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative”

Chef/owner Anthony Caturano gives community supporters a sneak peek into his new restaurant before opening to the public



WHAT:             On June 16, Anthony Caturano (Prezza) will open the doors to his new Gloucester restaurant, Tonno, a day early to host a dinner fundraiser for the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI). Established in 2016 by Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello, PAARI is a revolutionary new way to fight the war on drugs by doing something about the demand, not just the supply. Under his plan, drug addicts who ask the police department for help will be immediately taken to a hospital and placed in a recovery program without the risk of arrest or incarceration. In addition to supporting the Gloucester Police addiction initiatives, the nonprofit organization also aids other police departments to implement similar programs, and to foster a dialogue around the unique opportunity for police departments to take direct action against the disease of drug addiction in their communities.

                        At this pre-opening community event hosted by Chief Campanello and Chef Caturano, PAARI supporters will be the first to experience Tonno before it opens to the public on June 17. The evening will be a traditional dinner service where guests will select their courses from the full Tonno menu with a variety of beer, wine and cocktail pairings. As a way of celebrating and giving back to the community, 100% of the $100 per person charge will be donated directly to the PAARI organization.

WHERE:           Tonno

                        2 Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930

WHEN:            Thursday, June 16, 2016. Reservations are available beginning at 5:00pm.

COST:             $100 donation per person (includes dining experience with beverage pairings). 100% of the charge will be donated directly to Police Assisted Recovery Initiative. 

HOW:              Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Tonno at (978) 879-4795 weekdays from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Reservations will be granted on a first come, first serve basis as space permits.

MORE INFO:  For more information on the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative, please visit


In 2000, Anthony Caturano opened up his first restaurant, Prezza, in Boston’s historic North End which has earned top ratings and delighted diners for more than 15 years. Now the famed chef and restaurateur is bringing his Old World style of cooking to Gloucester with Tonno, opening its doors on June 17. Tonno, Italian for “tuna,” blends together chef Caturano’s favorite culinary styles, featuring coastal Italian seafood and other treasures from land and sea. Having just undergone a full renovation, the 4,000 square foot venue is outfitted with a dining room, a lounge complete with a fireplace, a cocktail bar, and a private events room. Seating 99 people, Tonno has partial ocean views and is open year-round. The culinary program is designed to showcase Italian seafood classics, with nightly specials that reflect the catches of the day from the local waters. The menu is comprised of an array of sfizi and primi options to start, homemade pastas that are available in half and full portions, secondi courses presenting pesce and carne signature dishes, and decadent desserts. The beverage program is curated to highlight classic Italian cocktails, a selection of craft beers, and a list of more than 100 wines that mainly is focused on Italian varietals. Tonno is located at 2 Maine Street in Gloucester.  For more information, please call (978) 879-4795 or visit Follow Tonno on Facebook and Pinterest

Inside Video Preview Of Tonno’s Kitchen and Bar Area


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Looking at potentially opening in three weeks in the Blackburn Tavern Building.

@Tonno Walk through!

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Baccala Recipe From Anthony Caturano Owner/Chef Of Soon To Be Opened Tonno Restaurant In the Blackburn Building


Anthony Shares His Grandmother’s Recipe-

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Every year my Grandmother would make Baccala Salad. This is her recipe and I am happy to share it.


For the poaching liquid

½ gallon of water

1 Cup of white wine

½ onion

1 stalk of celery

1 carrott

3 Bay leaves

1 tbs Peppercorns

2# of Salted Cod

¼ cup of Olive Oil

¾ cup of Vinegar Peppers julienned

¼ cup of Chopped Parsley

¼ cup of the brine liquid reserved


Soak 2 pounds of Salted Cod for 4 Days in cold water in the fridge.

Change the water a couple times each day. On the fourth or the fifth day you can cook it. (this year start soaking it on Sunday the 20th)

The night before Christmas Eve, or the Day of bring to boil a half gallon of water with 1 cup of white wine, 1 half Onion, 1 Carrot and 1 Stalk of Celery, a few bay leaves and a tablespoon of Peppercorns, turn it down to a simmer and poach the Salt Cod for 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness. The cod should start to break apart.

Remove the Cod Pieces, let it cool and mix with ¼ cup of Olive Oil. ¾ cup of vinegar peppers and a quarter cup of chopped parsley. You can add a little of the pepper brine for flavor as you like. Toss and season with salt and pepper.

Breaking #GloucesterMA Restaurant News: Former Blackburn Tavern Space To Be Occupied By Tonno

Prezza’s Anthony Caturano Announces Gloucester Restaurant & Raw Bar: Tonno
Famed North End restaurateur & chef to open coastal Italian seafood concept


North End restaurateur and chef, Anthony Caturano Prezza), has announced he will open a restaurant this spring in Gloucester: Tonno, Italian for “tuna.” Tonno is slated to open in May and will be housed in the former Blackburn Tavern space. Blending together Caturano’s favorite culinary styles, Tonno will feature coastal Italian seafood and a raw bar.

The 4,000 square foot venue will undergo a full renovation over the winter and the new space will be outfitted with a dining room, a lounge complete with a fireplace, a cocktail bar, a raw bar and a private events room. Seating 99 people, Tonno will have partial ocean views and will be open year-round.

Chef Caturano will design a culinary program that is rooted in coastal Italian seafood classics with specials that reflect the New England waters daily catches. Guests can expect to see items like roasted cod oreganata, coppino, octopus salad and roasted whole branzino. At the oyster bar, hyper-local varieties will be shucked and served with an array of accompaniments.

The beverage program will consist of classic Italian cocktails and a selection of craft beers. From the vine, there will be a curated list of about 150 wines that are mainly focused on Italian varietals, with some additions from Spain and California.

Tonno will open at Two Main Street in Gloucester in the spring of 2016. Tonno will be open for dinner service nightly. Stay updated on the latest developments by following Tonno on Facebook.


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