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BEST North End Restaurant

2013 BEST North End Restaurant

Pomodoro

Boston

If you’re lucky enough to score one of the seats facing the window, the people-watching on Hanover Street alone is reason enough to make the trip. If not? The top-notch renditions of Italian classics will keep you more than occupied…. read more»

2012 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Antico Forno

Boston

Dining at a lively North End restaurant doesn’t have to mean slurping spaghetti in tight quarters. In fact, Antico Forno is spacious enough to accommodate a weeknight impulse visit, family in tow. The thin-crusted pizzas from the brick oven are… read more»

2011 BEST North End Restaurant, Casual

Nebo

Boston

This place draws neighborhood dwellers in search of a midweek bite or a Saturday evening glass of wine with their pizza. Owners and sisters Carla and Christine Pallotta have created a welcoming atmosphere for locals (they know ? or make… read more»

2010 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood
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Pomodoro

Boston

With just eight tiny tables, this isn’ exactly a place to spread out. But in exchange for elbow room, diners get super service from owner Siobhan Carew, gratis bites from the kitchen, and the most delicious antipasto platter in the… read more»

2009 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Pomodoro

Boston

Although bookended by Giacomo’s and the Daily Catch, both teeming with out-of-towners, Pomodoro remains curiously tourist-resistant. That’s a good thing: more antipasto for us! The entrées, like the veal scaloppine with sweet onion-balsamic sauce, are better quality than those found… read more»

2005 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Carmen

Boston

Choosing from the nearly 100 restaurants in the North End can be tough, but we always find ourselves heading back to Carmen for simple but tasty pasta dishes topped with the restaurant’s signature Bolognese sauce and delicate crespelle filled with… read more»

2004 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Carmen

Boston

Okay, so one of Carmen’s chefs, Merwin Casey, hails from Ireland. But he cooks Italian better than many of his North End neighbors. Casey tweaks standard dishes just enough to make them exciting again. Witness his porcini-stuffed crespelle topped with… read more»

2003 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Carmen

Boston

This pretty, brick-lined North End spot is the epitome of what a great neighborhood restaurant should be: small, full of warm greetings, off the beaten path, and equipped with a creative menu that keeps diners coming back. If you’re lucky… read more»

2002 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Sage

Boston

Some nights just call for a simple dinner served in a cozy dining room where the service is relaxed and the food is just like mama used to make. That’s the essence of an evening at Sage, chef (and North… read more»