Philip Frattaroli grew up immersed in his family businesses, Lucia Ristorante (in Boston and Winchester) and Filippo Ristorante. He attended Boston College and Suffolk Law School with the intention of practicing business law. His plans drastically changed when his brother Mark was killed by a reckless driver.
In the depths of the 2009 recession, Philip opened Ducali Pizzeria & Bar in the then-vacant neighboring restaurant space to Filippo Ristorante in order to honor his younger brother's passion for the restaurant industry.
Then, in 2013, Philip bought the East Boston property his maternal grandfather, Oscar Forlani, operated as Oscar Woodworking for fifty years. The property, in the Jeffries Point Section of East Boston, is now home to Cunard Tavern.
Chef Anthony Pino was born and raised in Jeffries Point on Webster Street. As a young boy, he rode in his father’s ice cream truck around East Boston or stayed with him in his ice cream shop on Sumner Street while he created new flavors. He grew up watching his father make the neighborhood a happier place.
Chef Pino is a Johnson & Wales University graduate. As a young chef he worked in a number of professional kitchens in East Boston. For the past decade he has lived and worked in New Hampshire but returned to "Eastie" to coach basketball, teach cooking classes, and support local charities. Even though he was gone for a while, East Boston has always been his home. He says,
"Cunard Tavern is located on the block where I spent the first 20 years of my life. The opportunity to display everything I’ve learned in the culinary industry, from watching my father as a child, to my years in Culinary School, to my traveling and experiencing different cuisines, this is a dream come true!"