Tonno

4.5
586 reviews
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$30 and under
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North End restauranteur and Chef Anthony Caturano (Prezza) opened Tonno in June of 2016, in downtown Gloucester, the oldest and most historic seaport in the United States.

Tonno, which is Italian for ‘Tuna’, blends together some of Chef Caturano’s favorite culinary styles, rooted in coastal Italian cuisine and influenced by the rich New England waters nearby. Signature dishes like tuna tartare and half roasted chicken are offered alongside Italian classics such as Seafood Cioppino, and Tagliatelle Bolognese, with all pasta made fresh in house. Local oysters are always available, shucked to order.

The beverage program at Tonno consists of classic Italian cocktails, house infused spirits, and a selection of craft beers. From the vine, Tonno’s wine list boasts an impressive, curated list of around 150 wines, focusing on Italian and California varietals.

Private parties available upon request. Reservations for dinner strongly recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 4:00-9:00
Bar 4:00
Kitchen 5:00

Friday-Saturday 4:00-10:00
Bar 4:00
Kitchen 5:00
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Phone number
(978) 879-4795
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Caturano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington St
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Public transit
Commuter Rail stop is Gloucester
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Special events & promotions
Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries & other Special Occasions
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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London
525 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A really pleasant North Shore surprise: good fresh food, nice atmosphere, fun bar & accommodating serving staff. A really good night out & a great option north of Boston.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and equally great service.

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LM
New England
85 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Tonno. He had some of the newly caught Tuna, and I had a large piece of beautiful swordfish. The drinks were excellent, and our server, Nicole, was outstanding! Recommend!

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OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Wonderful birthday dinner of tuna and cod. Thank you Lauren for nice service!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner with friends during St Peter’s Fiesta was delicious, service was excellent. The restaurant called to warn us about Fiesta Parking - which could take longer to find a spot. They would hold the reservation for 15 minutes past the time of reservation. Nice touch, to forewarn, so we got there early and saw the festival and were at the restaurant right on time!

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CC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

food continues to be very good. seafood always good. noise level not as bad as it has been

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for wife's birthday. We loved it ! Food was excellent and the waiter was knowledgeable and helpful . Definitely we will be back.

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FK
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Worth the trip! Even from The Netherlands! The food is always fantastic, the ambiance great, service outstanding. Don't forget to take a box of the restaurant's wine glasses!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Father’s Day dinner

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CS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oustanding food and terrific service by the Gloucester Waterfront. Featuring fresh catches right off the boat paired with Italian-American staples, the menu will feature something everyone can like. Not overly huge family plates if that's what you're thinking but their menu is online and specials change daily, too. Highly recommend.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious but what stood out most was the service, thoughtfulness, and professionalism of our server, Eve.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is our go to for a night out or when our friends visit from out of town. very sttentive and informed staff. Love Lauren!!!

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfection in all areas.
This restaurant is a well oiled machine and consistently produces the exact flavor and service.
Something most restaurants fall short on.

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MV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! Make it a point to have a meal every time we are at the shore.. great food.. friendly staff😘👏🏻👏🏻

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always. Toni never disappoints!! The choice of wine, the sophistication of the food preparation and creation are all top class.

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New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best mussels I ever tasted! Fresh, flavorful, delicious.
Great fresh fish, really nice and sophisticated cocktails, and friendly service.

Accommodated the gluten allergy very well, even made us a dessert from scratch. Excited to be back sometime.

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AK
New England
124 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere, nice menu, very nice wine list. We'll certainly go back.

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional, fresh fish, wide range of menu items, friendly service

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed the food. The squash blossom appetizer was great. The staff was very courteous, young and kind.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent.
I’ve been there 20 plus times.
This is what a restaurant should be.

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P
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Gloucester, MA...Homemade pasta was perfection & fish was expertly prepared...my wish is to try to dine here at least twice per month...Elegant food & service without being pretentious..Donot miss the appetizers..

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BE
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at the bar great food and a friendly staff - what more do you need?

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious.....fairly priced...nice staff!...would eat at Tonno every night if I could...😌

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g
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Okay overall. Food was good ambience good. Service was excellent

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was as expected-it is our favorite place in Gloucester. The only thing that could be improved is the oysters. They are usually some of the best I’ve ever tasted. This time wasn’t at that standard. But everything else was excellent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought guests from out of town. Food was excellent and the staff was wonderful. It’s a great restaurant.

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DC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best restaurant in the area. Food is always superb. Get mix of dishes and share! This is the only place we have “many” favorites.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, great dining experience! Service and meals were superb!

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WM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service excellent. Cocktail excellent. My husband and I went around 5:30pm and that was peaceful. Around 6:30 REALLY LOUD. We will go again the food was that good.

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DF
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and value. The mussels appetizer is a beautiful dish. The dessert menu is limited but creative and changes daily. Everything was perfectly executed on our most recent visit—from cocktails through starters, entrees, dessert and lattes. We didn’t want to leave!

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LU
New England
76 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!! An absolute favorite!! I have recommended Tonno to all my friends and those who have gone absolutely loved it!!

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KJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Tonno four times now and it has consistently been amazing! Food is always fresh and tasty - my favorite is the shrimp fra diavalo with homemade spaghetti, the mussels, and the calamari. The staff is very polite and helpful. We've had different servers each time and all have been awesome! I really can't recommend a better place in Gloucester!

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VV
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this gem! First of many visits!

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

We had a pleasant time at Mothers Day brunch. It was very warm in the restaurant and my lobster omlet was bland. However the chicken and eggplant Parmesans were outstanding. Frank, our server, was very good! The staff was great and very patient with the active one and a half year old we had with us! Also the coupons given out for next visit was a great idea!

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JH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Probably one of the BEST Italian restaurants I have been to. Food was amazing!

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our first visit to Tonno. We made reservations for 8:30 but didn't get seated until 9 which was frustrating for us but we did have drinks at the bar. The food was outstanding and very fresh. Our server was pretty slow though and did not come back to the table to ask us how our meal was or allow us to order more drinks. She seemed anxious with the fact that the place was crowded. Overall we would definitely go back for the food.

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tonno was fabulous and is complemented by the white beans. Asparagus made a nice side.
The saffron and lobster pasta was delish and decadent. Yummy meal!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every was almost perfect, the martini was not very cold, I don’t think the glass was chilled. The only other thing is that it’s very loud in the dining room.

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PR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love to sit at the bar and share apps with a few cocktails. Then if we're still hungry we share an entree - which are substantial and delicious.

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JI
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! Great food & service! Menu has something for everyone with fabulous changing specials!

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