We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Meals in little Italy - Boston

Bothell, Washington
Level Contributor
20 posts
10 reviews
Save Topic
Meals in little Italy - Boston

My husband and I are heading to Boston in a couple of weeks and I was hoping that someone might recommend a couple of good restaurants (specially in little italy) for meals. Preferably authentic.

Also, if there are any other restaurants that we should try I'f love the recommendations.

Thanks!

Boston
Destination Expert
for Boston
Level Contributor
16,761 posts
1 review
Save Reply
1. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

The Italian section is called The North End. If you do a search on that in the box above, you'll find all kinds of discussions on that very subject. One place we all seem to like is LaSumma.

Boston
Destination Expert
for Boston
Level Contributor
6,390 posts
58 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

In Boston, the area that is rich in history and serves italian food is known as the North End. There are many threads regarding this topic. Here is just one: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60745-i48-k309231…

Oops Alan I see I was typing while you were posting. In any case we are both on the same page here!

Edited: 31 March 2010, 11:57
Boston...
Level Contributor
1,679 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

If you are seeking to spend time in the North End then I will recommend Marco on Hanover Street or Antico Forno on Salem Street.

http://www.anticofornoboston.com/

http://marcoboston.com/about/

But, if you want great, authentic Tuscan food, I'll tell you to go to Jersey Street in the Fenway part of town and enjoy a meal at Trattoria Toscano. It's a quiet favorite among Bostonians. It's a tiny place where a husband and wife work hard to serve great food to customers who become friends.

Here's the location and local notes

http://bit.ly/cAiW4s

Penny

http://www.bostonzest.com/

Boston
Level Contributor
6,625 posts
38 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

There are literally about a hundred restaurants and bars in the North End (we don't call it Little Italy). Many are mid-priced, typical "red sauce" places which are just fine and everybody has their favorites. La Summa was mentioned. One I like is Cantina Italiana on Hanover St. If you want a higher-end, more interesting food experience there is Prezza and Mamma Maria. I also like Euno and the previously mentioned Marco which are a cut above the typical red sauce but not as expensive as Mamma Maria and Prezza. No matter where you go, don't have desert in the restaurant (some don't even serve desert because they want to turn over the tables), go to Cafe Vittoria on Hanover for espresso, a pastry, gelato and/or a cordial. You will feel like you are sitting in a cafe in Italy.

Salvador, BA
Level Contributor
8,202 posts
1 review
Save Reply
5. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

As long as we're plugging cafes, my favorite is Cafe Paraiso on Hanover Street, also a slice of Italy, full of soccer paraphenalia, serving coffees, liquors, yummy gelato, cannoli and work-of-art cakes, and with the friendliest servers around.

Boston
Level Contributor
2,701 posts
Save Reply
6. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

"Authentic" is a pretty loaded term--authentic what, exactly? There are probably more authentic Italian-American restaurants in the North End than there are strictly regional Italian. Some of these are quite good (I like Antico Forno and L'Osteria) and some range from mediocre to downright bad, but fare okay because of the neighborhood's reputation.

Some other places I like are Prezza (great pastas, grilled meats), Pizzeria Regina (coal-fire pizza), The Daily Catch (Sicilian-style seafood and pastas) and Lucca (northern Italian)

One of my favorite restaurants in the North End is not Italian, but instead a seafood place called Neptune Oyster, which does a great job with New England standards like fried clams and lobster rolls, as well as various other entrees and crudos . As the name suggests, they also have a great raw bar, and they even have a great burger for the non-seafood eaters.

On the flip side, sof my favorite Italian places are NOT in the North End: Coppa (South End) is a new favorite and Trattoria toscano (Fenway) is an old one.

boston, ma
Level Contributor
1,008 posts
26 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

Another North End recommendation, slightly pricey, is Taranta -- Peruvian-Italian food. Sounds strange, but it works!

Bothell, Washington
Level Contributor
20 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

Thanks to everyone for your recommendations for restaurants in the north end and also ones that are not in that area. Sounds like I have several to chose from. Looking forward to trying them out!

Cheers!

Boston...
Level Contributor
1,679 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

Tranata is a grest choice and serves a most amazing pork chop if you have a carnivore with a good appetite .

Penny

http://www.bostonzest.com/

10. Re: Meals in little Italy - Boston

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 29 September 2010, 06:27