Jeffrey Cincotta says he's planning an osteria for 789 Adams St. in Dorchester that will feature "Italian comfort food," including pizza from a wood-fired oven and fresh pasta and sauces.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant him a food-serving license that would let him open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. He's planning about 25 seats as well as take-out and delivery.
Asked to explain the "public need" for his restaurant, Cincotta said there are no other Italian restaurants nearby.
The mayor's office and several city councilors, including Frank Baker, support the proposal.