Chef Marc Orfaly, after conquering the world of bistro fare at Pigalle, decided to tackle Italian head on. The antipasti here offer just a hint of what's to come. Oven-Baked Figs, Fried Cod Cheeks and an ample seafood list will whet even the most stubborn of appetites. As per Roman tradition, even beyond the appetizers, you still have two courses to choose from. The first choice is mainly pastas and risotto. The second is more complex-Chicken Cacciatore, Veal Saltimbocca and lobster are just a few of the options. And still, all of that is to say nothing of the items hot off the grill: steaks, sausage, fish or the Surf & Turf. The wine list is exclusively and impressively Italian.
Bacco, located in Boston's historic North End, offers everything for the couple hoping for a romantic dinner. Elegant decor and music, grand views of the surrounding neighborhood, warm service and an impressive wine list. And that's even before getting to the menu, which is extensive to say the least. From antipasti to insalata to pasta/riso, from corntoni to pollo vitello to pesce and bistecca, Bacco has the works. Try the crowd-pleasing Butternut Squash dish or the sublime Chicken Marsala. You'll leave with an unforgettable dining experience.
The service at Giacomo's is speedy and the food is moderately priced - that's two reasons why people throng to this place throughout the week. Also, the Italian food will have you drooling - the pastas are fresh and cooked to perfection. You can start your meal with a caprese salad and move on to the chicken parmigiana, shrimp scampi, grilled tuna or swordfish steak. This place is always crowded and no reservations are made in advance, so be there early. Also, credit cards are not accepted. One word of advice: don't order everything at once. Take your time and enjoy the meal.
61 North Washington Street Joe Tecce's Way Boston, MA 02114
This isn't just any Italian restaurant. Joe Tecce Jr., has been head chef of the restaurant for 25 years since his father retired, and is now running the business with the help of his two brothers, Sal and Robert. With recipies that have been passed down from generation to generation, Joe serves up some of the best cuisine from Southern Italy, specifically that of Naples and its surrounding areas. In case you're planning a party, Joe Tecce's also features a grand ballroom which is sure to make your event memorable.
Lucca Restaurant & Bar is situated close to the historic Freedom Trail in Boston. It specializes in Northern Italian cuisine prepared by using special olive oil. From home-made breads, pastas to mouth watering desserts, Lucca gives its cuisine an authentic Italian touch. The bar at the restaurant is a treat with an impressive selection of wines, exotic liquors and other cocktails. A perfect place to enjoy a fine dining experience in Boston.
For years now, Bova's Bakery has been providing locals with the finest desserts, breads and more. Being a family owned bakery, you can expect only the friendliest service ever. As you enter the bakery, the aroma of the freshly-baked breads and desserts are absolutely irresistible and you are sure to succumb to temptation. The desserts offered-especially the éclairs are to-die-for and draw people from all over the city. If you're looking for something to really fill you up, then the Sicilian pizzas are certainly worth a try.
The warm cozy environment of Trattoria Il Panino makes you feel at home right away. The restaurant offers a specially designed Mediterranean cuisine which includes pastas, antipasti, salads, chicken, lobsters and a lot more. In a short period of time, Trattoria Il Panino has gone on to become a favorite of the locals and is also one of the most preferred places in North End. The menu is bound to confuse you, but don't worry, the helpful staff will be right there to suggest only the best!
If scrumptious Italian cuisine is what you're looking for, then Tresca is the place to be. The restaurant specializes in regional Italian cuisine and offers some of the most scrumptious pizzas and pastas around Boston. The exquisite architecture and elegantly furnished Tuscan styled dining area promises to give you a luxurious dining experience. The bar with its enormous wine cellar boasts of over 500 different varieties of vintage wines. Tresca also provides facilities to host private functions and gatherings.
Indulge yourself in the sinful luxuries of Ruby Room at Onyx Hotel, which captivates you with its engrossing ambiance and lounge-like feel. The exquisite chandeliers, the beautiful furnishings and the dim lighting of the bar gives the place a cozy feel. The bar and restaurant offers a great variety of wines and the menu includes a little of everything. With a premium selection of vodkas and martinis to choose from, the specialty cocktails are something to watch out for. Ruby Room also provides excellent facilities for hosting private parties, gatherings and corporate events. The Ruby Room opens daily at 4 pm.
If you wish to have a bite pre or post TD Banknorth Garden event or working on that side of North Station, there is no better option than the sports bar Porters Bar and Grill. You will notice as you walk in that this pub is a casual place with a wide range of beers and the best wines to choose from. Buffalo Wings, Boston Best Burgers, sandwiches, steaks, Beer Batter Fish and Chips and Chicken Satay wrap are delectable! An acoustic music set and a game on the tube keeps guests entertained.
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