Best of Boston

1998 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, South


A terrific restaurant from Chef Joe Simone, who trained at Al Forno and oversaw the Papa Razzi chain’s kitchen. Now he’s on his own, turning out first-rate Italian cuisine with his expert flair. The menu’s variety is replenished by his frequent trips to the motherland. It’s worth fighting traffic all the way from Marblehead.

14 North St., Hingham, 781-740-0080,