Best of Boston

2023 Best Italian


With so many great Italian restaurants in the Boston area, competition for this category is always fierce, but this decade-old trattoria from chef Michael Pagliarini and his partner Pamela Ralston remains at the head of the pack for good reason. Several reasons, actually: its pretty, rustic ambiance; superb local sourcing; spectacular grilled and roasted meats; and, above all, delectable pastas rolled out every day on a long table that seats big parties at night.

1682 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-441-2800,