Best of Boston

2022 Best Pasta

Bar Volpe

At the southern Italian follow-up to her acclaimed Fox & the Knife, chef Karen Akunowicz is giving Bostonians exactly what they crave: pasta, pasta, and more pasta, in just about every shape and form. Of particular note is the jet-black casarecce al nero: Topped with lobster, it’s bright, spicy, and destined to be as recognizable as the Top Chef alum with her own pink crown. Akunowicz is also doubling down on fresh pasta and sauces to go, in case you can’t wait until your next reservation to dig in.

170 W Broadway, Boston, 617-865-7100,