Best of Boston

2008 Best Seafood Restaurant, Affordable


For a town that prides itself on being a seafood lover’s Valhalla, Boston has surprisingly few exemplary restaurants in the category. And after subtracting the ones that’ll set you back more than a few clams (B&G, Oceanaire, even Legal), the outlook is bleak indeed. A lovely exception is Pescatore, serving up Italian-style seafood entres that never venture past the mid-teens. Highlights include generous pasta specials like the fusilli Amalfi: Tossed with sweet lobster claw meat, scallops, and shrimp in a garlic-wine sauce, it makes for an unbelievable bargain.

158 Boston Ave., Somerville, 617-623-0003,