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A sequel to the acclaimed Central Provisions, Tipo (182 Ocean Ave., Portland), opens January 11, notes Portland Food Map. The space was previously home to Borealis Bakery & Bistro. Chris and Paige Gould are behind both restaurants, and their friends Mike Smith and Robyn Luongo Smith will serve as Tipo’s chef de cuisine and general manager respectively, according to the Portland Press Herald. Chris and Mike, though both Maine natives, have strong Boston ties within the Ken Oringer empire: Chris worked at Uni, departing in 2012 to open Central Provisions, and Mike was chef de cuisine of Toro. (He’s been back in Maine for some time now, and most recently, he was executive chef at Scales in Portland.) Per the Press Herald, Tipo will serve “Neapolitan pizza, handmade pastas, crudo, and salads.”

‘Tipo,’ new Back Cove neighborhood restaurant, to open in December

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.

Two of Portland’s top chefs will team up to open Italian restaurant off the peninsula

Mike Smith, executive chef at Scales, one of Portland’s hottest new restaurants, says he is leaving after just five months to work at a neighborhood restaurant that Chris Gould, chef/owner of Central Provisions, plans to open off the Portland peninsula this winter.

Gould and his wife and business partner, Paige Gould, have purchased the former Borealis Bakery & Bistro at 182 Ocean Ave., where they plan to open an Italian restaurant specializing in Neapolitan pizza, handmade pastas, crudo and salads. It will include takeout. Smith and his wife, Robyn Luongo Smith, who works at The Honey Paw, are longtime friends with the Goulds – both chefs worked for well-known Boston restaurateur Ken Oringer before moving back to their home state of Maine. Smith will be chef de cuisine at the Goulds’ new restaurant, which does not yet have a name, and his wife will serve as general manager.