Best of Boston

2021 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, North End


So what if the social-media-savvy owner’s Twitter spats are spicier than the marinara? You can taste the passion that former sports reporter Jen Royle puts into gently cheffy spins on homey Italian fare like stuffed artichokes, chicken Parm, and penne Bolognese. It’s all made with love and served on shareable platters with a lively-bordering-on-raucous ambiance. In other words: as famiglia as it gets.

445 Hanover St., Boston, 857-250-4286,