The upcoming North End restaurant Quattro - whose full name is Quattro Ristorante-Grill-Pizzeria - says it does indeed plan to open on March 14 at 264 Hanover Street in what was formerly il Panino Express. The restaurant comes from Frank DePasquale of DePasquale Ventures, which runs several neighborhood establishments including Bricco, Mare, Trattoria Il Panino, Umbria and Gelateria, and a representative from Quattro says that Pasquale's newest venture will directly draw on his other venues as a sort of "greatest hits." For instance, the bread will come from Bricco Panetteria and pasta will hail from the Depasquale Pasta Shoppe, plus the menu will feature styles of cooking and specific dishes seen at other restaurants, including grilled seafood ala Mare Oyster Bar, and zucchini flowers like those at Trattoria il Panino.
Update: Quattro is now planning for a March 19 opening.
Neapolitan-style pizza will be a feature of the menu and will be baked in brick oven brought over from Naples. The menu will also include rotisserie meats and sfizi (small plates). Bricco executive chef Gianni Caruso created the menu and will be overseeing the kitchen, and menu items will range from $10 to $20. From the bar, there will be wine from California and Italy, beer, and some cordials. The space features an open kitchen with a marble counter that allows for eyeball-warming views of the pizza oven, and the overall seating clocks in at 40.
Quattro will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11AM to 11PM.