A brick-oven Italian restaurant will open in a now-vacant Adams Corner storefront by May, according to its chef-owner. Jeff Cincotta, a chef for over 40 years, will launch Molinari’s, with seating for 28 people and a small bar that will offer beer and wine once licensed.
The storefront space at 789 Adams St., just up from the Eire Pub, has been home to pizzerias and kabob shops in the past, but Cincotta says his concept is to have more of an eat-in restaurant, with an emphasis on the “old-world cooking” that he learned from his grandmother .
“This will be nice, casual Italian comfort food with good quality ingredients, hand-made pastas and sauces,” said Cincotta, who will lease the space from John and Peter Lydon, the father and son team who own the block in Adams Village.
The signature of Molinari’s, which will be named after the grandmother whose recipes he will be using, will be a wood-burning brick oven that is due to be delivered to the restaurant in the next couple of weeks. “We’ll have to take the windows out to get it in here.It weighs 7,000 pounds and it heats up to 900 degrees. It will just add this nice crust and flavor,” Cincotta said.
“I’ve been looking around a lot of different neighborhoods where I can do my pizzas and pastas and I really like this area and location. Dorchester is really hot. We got off to a great start with the Lydon family and I’m fortunate to be at the right place at the right time, “ said Cincotta.