Best of Boston

Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

2009 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Il Casale

Belmont
When dining at Il Casale, don't be surprised if your companions—having mopped the last bit of tangy, rich marinara from their plates—start hatching a plan [...] read more»
2008 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Trattoria Toscana

Boston
This '07 winner keeps its crown for another year, and deservedly so. We adore the relaxed intimacy of the teeny Fenway trattoria, especially the everyone's-a-regular [...] read more»
2006 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Vinny’s at Night

Somerville
We'd trek to Vinny's just for the show—the checked tablecloths, the no-nonsense waitress, the vaguely Sopranos-esque clientele sucking down pasta fazool. But the food at [...] read more»
2005 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Vinny’s at Night

Somerville
Word about its low-priced, generously portioned Sicilian fare got out a while ago, but dinner at this no-longer-hidden gem in East Somerville still makes you [...] read more»
2004 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Giacomo’s

Boston
Giacomo's South End location is just like its bustling counterpart on Hanover Street, only without the tourists lined up at the door. Affable co-owner John [...] read more»