There’s a new kid in town in Fort Point, now that the Italian cafe Trattoria Buco has opened its doors inside the Artist Building at 300 Summer St. after nearly a year of preparations.
The latest culinary project from Reno Hoxhallari, of Basta Pasta in Cambridge and Basta Pasta Enoteca in Quincy, features fresh Italian food served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"I think we’ve got a beautiful place. Everything’s fresh. Everything’s made to order," Hoxhallari said.
Trattoria Buco offers light breakfast — including bagels and croissants — with coffee and espresso bar items. Lunch starts at 11 a.m., according to Hoxhallari, and features traditional Italian items like panini and risottos, plus homemade pastas and salads.
A source confirmed the restaurant’s opening Monday morning, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Trattoria Buco’s Twitter page revealed its pasta options, including bucatini, spaghetti, potato gnocchi, and lobster ravioli, among others.
Hoxhallari said he was happy to be open after initially facing issues with the building that required some appliance repairs and code inspections. He said he hoped the restaurant would begin to stay open for dinner within the next six months, and he is looking to secure a beer and wine license.
"We’re trying to be a small neighborhood type of place," Hoxhallari said.