Tuscan Kitchen & Market Announces Boston Expansion

The New England-based Italian marketplace will land in the Seaport in 2017.

Tuscan Kitchen & Market

The original Tuscan Market in Salem, New Hampshire. / Photo provided

The tenants who eventually move into One Seaport Square, the largest master planned development project in the city, won’t have to head to Back Bay’s forthcoming Eataly to access a huge, Italian-style marketplace and restaurant. Tuscan Kitchen & Market announced plans this week to open a 14,500-square foot location there in 2017.

Tuscan Kitchen, which has locations in Burlington and Salem, New Hampshire, plus one in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on the way, will offer aged meats, cheeses, house-made breads, pastas, sauces, and gelato, and imported Italian groceries at its market in Boston, as well as to-go fare from an attached café and pasticceria.

The restaurant serves regional Italian cuisine; expect things like Sicilian, wood-roasted caponata; tagliatelle bolognese, and Neapolitan pizza, according to a press release. The 320-seat eatery will also have an outdoor terrace and bar overlooking Seaport Boulevard.

Joe Faro opened the first Tuscan Kitchen & Market in 2010, after selling his original company, Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta and Sauces, to Nestlé Foods in 2006, the Boston Globe reported.

“Opening Tuscan Kitchen & Market in Boston is an exciting homecoming for me. This is where I got my start in the food business, selling handmade pastas to the city’s best chefs more than 25 years ago,” Faro said in a press release.