Best of Boston

Best Italian Restaurant, West

2007 Best Italian Restaurant

Sorellina

Boston
Dinner at Sorellina can cost as much as a flight to Italy, but at least here the life-altering food comes without jet lag. The hearty […] read more»
2007 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Trattoria Toscana

Boston
This Tuscan specialist hits all its marks: good wine, great pasta, glorious espresso. Grab one of the 28 seats, and relax in the mellow atmosphere […] read more»
2006 Best Italian Restaurant, South

Riva

Scituate Harbor
Italian food means many things to many people. At Riva it means a lusty love of fresh flavors, simple preparations, and family-friendly but still serious—and […] read more»
2006 Best Italian Restaurant

Via Matta

Boston
Time and again, Via Matta floors us with its marvelous interpretations of Italian standards: The prosciutto is accented with creamy homemade ricotta and piquant (not […] read more»
2006 Best Italian Restaurant, Berkshires

Verdura

Great Barrington
Homey Italian joints all seem underwhelming after you’ve been to Verdura, the simple standout from restaurateur Bill Webber. In the rustic Tuscan dining room, plates […] read more»
2006 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Vinny’s at Night

Somerville
We’d trek to Vinny’s just for the show—the checked tablecloths, the no-nonsense waitress, the vaguely Sopranos-esque clientele sucking down pasta fazool. But the food at […] read more»
2005 Best Italian Restaurant, Nantucket

Sfoglia Restaurant

Nantucket
We’ve always loved Ron Suhanosky’s humble touch with simple Italian cuisine. The rotating menu at his year-round restaurant is worth a trip, but it’s his […] read more»
2005 Best Italian Restaurant

Via Matta

Boston
Perhaps it’s the ultimate enoteca or beautifully designed space. Maybe it’s the comprehensive menu of antipasti, pastas, and entrées, or the carefully selected all-Italian wine […] read more»
2005 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Vinny’s at Night

Somerville
Word about its low-priced, generously portioned Sicilian fare got out a while ago, but dinner at this no-longer-hidden gem in East Somerville still makes you […] read more»
2004 Best Italian Restaurant

Teatro

Boston
Beautiful people and authentic Italian food—a combination for the ages, and a constant at Teatro. Here, generous portions of rustic Northern Italian fare are lavished […] read more»
2004 Best Italian Restaurant, South

Saporito’s Florence Club Café

Hull
Packed every weekend with straight-from-the-beach diners, this casual 14-booth Italian-Mediterranean outpost is as much about laid-back socializing as its menu is about great flavor. Locals […] read more»
2004 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Giacomo’s

Boston
Giacomo’s South End location is just like its bustling counterpart on Hanover Street, only without the tourists lined up at the door. Affable co-owner John […] read more»
2003 Best Italian Restaurant

Teatro

Boston
If dining is theater, then Teatro is the consummate Italian drama. Scene One: bold openers like over-the-top fresh antipasti and simple, but intensely flavored, steamed […] read more»
2003 Best Italian Restaurant, West

La Campania

Waltham
Owned by a Neapolitan family, this trattoria offers a delicious gustatory holiday along the southern Italian coastline—right smack dab on Main Street in Waltham. Most […] read more»