Sonia and Joe Garufi spent more than a year developing the bacaro space, which features a full bar along with small Italian plates and entrees. In this soft opening phase, just the bar is open as the kitchen samples food. Located at 5 Fairmount Ave., the restaurant took over where The Hyde and Dottie's Delicatessen used to be, and it will eventually seat 50 people inside, with additional seats outdoors on a "hidden wine garden patio."
City Councilor Tim McCarthy reported being the first guest at the bacaro.
Antonio's Bacaro will be in this soft opening phase for a few weeks, according to its Facebook page. It is open Tuesday through Friday this week.