Best of Boston

BEST Italian Restaurant, north end

1984 BEST Italian Restaurant, North End

La Piccola Venezia

Boston

After a short slump, the food is better than ever, the prices as low as ever, and the house red wine as much fun as ever. There’s even a waitress who’ll sing “Happy Birthday” in Italian. read more »

1981 BEST Italian Restaurant, North End

Sorrento’s

Boston

Pleasant second-floor walk-up with a chef trained in, of all places, Switzerland. Uniformly good veal and pasta, something the rest of the unreliable North End cannot boast. read more »

1980 BEST Italian Restaurant, North End

Lucia’s

Boston

Outstanding pasta, veal. read more »