First Look: Quattro Brings Italian Glamour And Eye-Catching Cocktails To Shaw

Oct 11, 2021 241

The team behind Quattro in Shaw didn’t want to open just another traditional Italian restaurant. No pictures of Sophia Loren on the wall, no limoncello, no chicken parm. Instead, they went for a glam vintage vibe, an eye-catching cocktail list, and modernist Italian fare available as a three- or five-course tasting menu ($50 and $75 per person) or à la carte.

Opened at the beginning of August, the self-dubbed “alternative Italian” venture is a joint effort from Louie Hankins, owner of next door’s Latin-ish El Techo and Rito Loco burrito shop, and siblings Giovanni and Salvio Ippolito, Italian natives and longtime hospitality vets. Both spent time working for chef Roberto Donna, and Giovanni was employed for several years at Tosca.

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