Best of Boston

2023 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, North End


Sure, this speakeasy-style gem is known for its knockout bar with house-made shrubs and riffs on classic cocktails (martini with lemongrass gin, anyone?). But don’t sleep on the creative Italian fare — rich seafood risotto, fresh burrata — best enjoyed with sleeves rolled up as you adventure through the “Dungeon Master” secret cocktail menu, rolling a 20-sided die to determine your boozy fate.

230 Hanover St., North End, 617-367-2824,