Best of Boston

2012 BEST North End Restaurant, Neighborhood

Antico Forno

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 divine (our favorite is topped with artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and white truffle oil), as are hearty pasta dishes like linguine baked in parchment with tomato sauce and a generous serving of shellfish.

93 Salem St. Boston 617-723-6733 anticofornoboston.com