Celebrity chef Mario Batali has announced plans to open a restaurant at Fan Pier in Boston.
The restaurant will reportedly feature three bars, an expansive patio and a private dining area for large parties.
Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca is a spin off of Batali's signature Greenwich Village eatery, Babbo Ristorante.
Celebrity chef Ming Tsai tweeted support to @BabboBoston, saying "Welcome to the neighborhood my friend!! So great for Boston…."
Batali has had his eye on opening up shop in Boston for some time. In November 2012, Batali told fans a Boston restaurant was in the works, tweeting “Very soon!! Babbopizzeria! Wheeeeeee!”
In spring 2013, Batali was expected to open a Babbo Pizzeria at 320 Summer St., with plans to serve pizza, pasta, antipasto and gelato, however the project fell through due to property planning issues.