Best of Boston

1978 Best Meal, Under $1.25

Galleria Umberto Rosticceria

This superb lunch spot serves tomatoey thick crusted pizza (30¢), turnovers filled with garlicky spinach or ham and cheese, called calzone (85¢), and panini (60¢), sesame-seeded rolls with cold cuts and cheese inside. The arancini (60¢)—deep-fried cornmeal cones filled with rice, ground beef, tomato, and peas—must not be missed.

289 Hanover St., North End,