Haute Secrets Boston: Anthony Caturano

Anthony Caturano is best known for his beloved North End Italian restaurant in Boston, Prezza, but he has recently expanded his roster of restaurants to include the newly opened, Tonno in Gloucester.

Anthony CaturanoPhoto Credit: Regan Communications

Italian for “tuna,” Tonno features coastal Italian seafood and a variety of homemade pastas adapted from Prezza like shrimp fra diavolo with tagliatelle, spaghetti with clams and oregano and rigatoni with pecorino and black peppercorn.

We caught up with Caturano recently to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Where were you born:  Boston

How long in Boston:  38 years, lived in Miami and LA for four years total.

Neighborhood:  North End

Occupation:  Restaurant owner

Favorite Restaurant:  Still looking

Best Sushi:  Oishii

Best Italian:  Hmmmmm…  I don’t want to give up the competition!

Best dessert:  Oreo cookie ice cream.  In a Waffle Cone

Best place for a romantic date:  Somewhere with a westerly view at sunset.

Best Sunday brunch:  I had brunch at Mistral recently and loved it.

Best place for a power business meeting:  Fishing on my boat.

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?  The new Beauport Hotel in Gloucester will blow you away.

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:  Fishermens Outfitter in Gloucester, Robin Hollow Gun Shop in RI if money is no object

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches:   Bob Rosenthal at Long’s hooks me up every time I go.

Best Spa:  I have a hot tub and a steam shower.

Favorite Charity Event:  Matt Light Shootout at Addieville in RI.

Favorite Cultural Event:  I am more into adventure.  I would rather live my own than read about someone else’s.

Favorite Cultural Institution:  They have an institution for that?

Best Steakhouse:  Grill 23, locally owned.

Best Pizza:  My dad has a pizza oven at his house and we have a trailer wood oven that we tailgate with.

Best Lunch:  I have been stuck on pho at Pho Paris lately since October. Can’t seem to get enough of it, hopefully this cool weather breaks soon.

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  I just joined the Y and to be honest, I love it.  No BS, just work out and go home.

Best Massage:  The next one I get, if I ever have time again.

Best Limousine/Driving Service:  I just discovered Uber Black.

Best Museum/Exhibit:  Museum of Natural History

Describe Boston in three words: Wicked awesome kid.

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:  Love Rome, BC, Okavango Delta and Alaska.

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  I’m sort of partial to the North End.

Best Aspect of Boston:   When the traffic is thick, I can walk across town pretty quick.