Chef Will Gilson’s a few-section restaurant advanced at Cambridge Crossing will at last be full on Thursday with the introduction of Geppetto. But like a handful of other openings that have debuted all through the coronavirus pandemic, the newcomer will kick issues off with takeout and shipping and delivery only.
Gilson’s Italian cafe joins Cafe Beatrice and The Lexington, his two ideas that released last yr in East Cambridge. Cafe Beatrice, an all-day location, opened in mid-Oct and highlights pastry chef Brian Mercury’s baked goods, sandwiches, and salads. The Lexington debuted in November as a cocktail bar and cafe with a rooftop terrace.
On Geppetto’s opening menu, diners will obtain Sicilian-fashion pizza (available by the quarter or 50 % pan), tortellini soup, and “kitchen sink” meat lasagna, alongside with plates of burrata that can be dressed up with prosciutto di Parma, roasted beets, and basil. Braised pork sugo is accompanied by cavatelli, chili breadcrumbs, and fried rosemary, whilst more relaxed fare will take on the form of a meatball sub and a braised pork and broccoli rabe sandwich.
Although Geppetto is commencing out as a to-go only cafe, it designs to changeover into a dine-in location in the spring with a 74-seat dining room.
“We comprehend that in today’s present-day local weather, the takeout and shipping options will give visitors a sneak peek of what we are performing, meals-intelligent, though we glance to open up our eating place at Geppetto up in the spring,” Gilson, who is also the chef-operator at Puritan & Co., said in a push launch.
Orders can be positioned on the internet in progress or the working day of as a result of Geppetto’s web-site. Pickup is readily available for takeout at 100 N. Very first St.
Get Boston.com’s browser alerts:
Empower breaking news notifications straight to your web browser.
Wonderful, you are signed up!