Big news on a Friday at 5 p.m.: A rep tells Grub that Mario Batali and Joe Bastianichs 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.