Chris and Paige Gould, owners of Central Provisions in the Old Port, have named their new restaurant in the Back Cove neighborhood Tipo, according to the liquor license application they filed with the city.

The Italian restaurant, which will be located in the former home of Borealis Bakery & Bistro at 182 Ocean Ave., will serve pizza and pastas, and it will have a raw bar.

The Goulds announced in July that they had purchased the Borealis building. They’ve brought on their longtime friends, Mike Smith and Robyn Luongo, to be chef de cuisine and manager of Tipo, respectively. Smith is the former executive chef of Scales.

“After running our first restaurant, Central Provisions, for over two and a half years, we have found that the majority of our customers are from away,” the Goulds wrote in their application. “We are hoping to provide the

Back Cove community and the surrounding areas with a neighborhood spot to stop for a wood fired pizza, homemade pasta dish, and a small selection of beer, wine, and Italian inspired cocktails.”

According to the sample menu included with the application, the raw bar will serve oysters on the half shell, fluke and Spanish mackerel crudos, and local beef carpaccio. Pizza varieties range from a simple margherita to lamb sausage and clam pies. Pastas include a rye cavatelli with pork ragout and a squid ink tagliatini with tomato, sea urchin and bread crumbs. Garlic knots, octopus, foie gras, artichokes and cherrystone clams all will be prepared in the restaurant’s wood oven.

The target for opening is December.

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