Best of Boston

BEST Italian Restaurant

1981 BEST Italian Restaurant, Suburbs

Allegro

Waltham

This is Papa Gino land, and top-notch Italian cooking is otherwise hard to find. Northern (light on tomatoes) is the style here, and new owners Bonita Goodson and Jim Burke are just beginning to hit their stride. read more »

1980 BEST Italian Restaurant, Outside North End

Davio’s

Boston

They make the pasta themselves, and both the linguini and fettuccine are excellent. read more »

1980 BEST Italian Restaurant, Outside Boston

Allegro

Waltham

Northern Italian cuisine, carefully prepared, in nouvelle cuisine style. read more »

1980 BEST Italian Restaurant, North End

Lucia’s

Boston

Outstanding pasta, veal. read more »

1979 BEST Italian Restaurant

Francesca’s

Boston

Last year we picked some joint in Providence. We couldn’t afford the gas to check it out again. And why bother? We can walk to Francesca’s and eat the best fettuccine Alfredo around. Great veal, too. Be prepared to stand… read more »

1978 BEST Italian Restaurant

Angelo’s

Providence

There was so much dissension on the staff over this one that our only solution was to choose a fabulous little place fifty miles away. It has no checkered tablecloths (no noncheckered tablecloths either), no murals or Muzak. What it… read more »