Mario Batali’s Babbo Pizzeria Definitely Opening in Boston

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He's heading north. Photo: Melissa Hom

Big news on a Friday at 5 p.m.: A rep tells Grub that Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s B&B; Hospitality Group signed a lease on a space in Boston, confirming those rumors that the pair will move north. Their first New England outpost will be Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca in Fort Point, at 320 Summer Street. But it won't be just like the New York Babbo.

Instead of calf-brain ravioli, the focus will be pizza: Expect wood-burning brick-oven Italian-style pizza, plus pastas, antipasti, and gelati. Stay tuned for more updates.

Earlier: Mario Batali Pizzeria Is Boston-Bound (‘Wheeeeeeee!’)