After superstorm Sandy devastated the Seaport, the two couples who owned Barbarini Alimentari parted ways. One couple opened Barbalu in Barbarini’s former space; the other couple, Linda and Claudio Marini, decided they wanted to start over somewhere less likely to flood. Sleek and contemporary, befitting its location in a new tower, Da Claudio is much bigger than Barbarini, with seating for around 100 and a huge open kitchen. There’s a long, handsome bar and a craft-cocktail program to go with it. The food is Italian, with playful touches, and Claudio and/or Linda can usually be found working the room. Of special note to nearby residents is the salumeria counter stocked with Italian meats and cheeses, not only to be served at the restaurant and bar—including in panini at lunch—but to take home.