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2024 Best Place to Spot an Out-of-Town Celeb

Strega by Nick Varano

Even celebrities need to eat when they’re in Boston, and nobody — we mean nobody — packs ’em in like North End restaurateur Nick Varano. Want to catch a glimpse of Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, or Pedro Martínez? To say nothing of Celtics super-fan Donnie Wahlberg or the Celtics themselves, including Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum? There’s literally only one place to go. (Stargazing tip: Book a table before or after TD Garden events, especially when a VIP is in town.)

379 Hanover St., Boston, 617-523-8481,