Best of Boston

2004 Best Italian Restaurant


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 on a well-heeled clientele beneath a blue-lit vaulted ceiling and giant arched window. Standouts include the surprisingly good thin-crust pizza, a creative antipasti platter big enough to feed two people as an entrée, a menu full of exceptional pastas, and an excellent wine list. Highly decorated chef and owner Jamie Mammano has been getting restaurants right for years; Teatro proves he’s only getting better.

177 Tremont St., Boston, 617-778-6841,