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Al Dente Ristorante

"Snuggled in the heart of the world famous North End, Al Dente Restaurant lets you feast on a bountiful array of Italian specialties. The outstanding menu, featuring pasta, chicken, veal and seafood, highlights a spectrum of lavish Italian specialties that are sure to please discriminating palates. The open kitchen lets you in on the action behind the superb dishes, and you'll enjoy their lavish fare amid a cozy, casual setting."
109 Salem St.
North End

Alloro

"Alloro Ristorante offers local Bostonians and travelers exquisite informal Italian cuisine priced between $6.95 and $16.95. This beautifully quaint and intimate North End eatery offers its patrons the perfect setting for every dining occasion possible."
North End

Antico Forno

"Antico Forno - Italian for 'old stove' - features brick-oven classics such as roasted chicken in a natural juices with garlic and herbs stuffed under crusted skin; pizza with artichoke hearts, imported Italian porcini mushrooms, and Campania buffalo mozzarella, finished with truffle oil; and linguini with clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp, sautéed in a plum tomato sauce and baked in parchment paper. Even the double-domed brick oven was custom-built by a native Napolitan craftsman."
93 Salem St.
North End

Assaggio

"Assaggio offers authentic Italian cuisine with specials from our famous Chef 'Jam Navaraj'. Our food is prepared with fresh seafood, produce and locally prepared meats. Our wine list features wines from Italy, California, France, Chile, Argentina and Australia. We offer over 80 wines by the glass and over 120 wines total."
29 Prince St.
North End

Bella Luna Restaurant

Eclectic mix of Italian and American food.
403-405 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain

Bluestone Bistro

Enjoy our outdoor cafe for contemporary pasta, pizza, salads, and calzones!"
1799 Commonwealth Ave.
Brighton

Bricco

"Enoteca Bricco is an upscale Italian Restaurant located on Hanover Street in the heart of Boston's Historical North End. Enoteca Bricco's excellence is not limited to food however. The Enoteca (Wine Bar) offers an extensive Italian wine list with selections from all regions of Italy. Visit Bricco's Lounge for an appetizing selection of gourmet pizzas, cocktails, Italian wines, martinis and cordials."
241 Hanover St.
North End

Cafe Nicholas

"Pizza the way mom makes it."
1628 Beacon St. (Brookline)
740A Beacon St. (Newton Centre)
Brookline, Newton

Caffe Graffiti

Open 6 a.m. to midnight, featuring pastries, cakes, gelati, espresso and cappuccino.
307 Hanover St.

Caffe Umbra

"Caffe Umbra is located in the newly chic stretch of Washington Street in Boston's South End, Chef Laura Brennan is serving up innovative country French and Italian style dishes in her straight forward trademark style."
1395 Washington St.
South End

Caffe Umbra

"At Caffè Umbra, located in the newly chic stretch of Washington Street in Boston's South End, Chef Laura Brennan is serving up innovative country French and Italian style dishes in her straight forward trademark style."
1395 Washington St.
South End
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Campo De Fiori

"We are not your typical Italian restaurant, but an Italian restaurant that actually serves authentic Roman Italian food. We have won several awards in Boston and surrounding communities, and we are proud of our award-winning status."
1350 Massachusetts Ave. (Holyoke Center).
Harvard Square
Cambridge
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Canestaro's Cafe

"Canestaro's Bistro has been serving fine New Italian cuisine in the Fenway area of Boston since 1992. Our diverse menu attracts patrons of all types, including neighborhood residents, students, professionals, families, couples, and many others. We are proud to be a valued part of the community that we serve, and make it a top priority to offer fresh, high quality cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere."
16 Peterborough St.
Fenway
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Cantina Italiana

Since 1931. Specialities include homemade pasta, veal and seafood.
346 Hanover St.
North End
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Ciao Bella

"Try our signature Swordfish Chop, our delicious Veal Chop, our Baby Lamb Chops, or if fish is your wish, we have the dish!"
Corner of Newbury and Fairfield streets.
Back Bay

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Crazy Dough's Pizza

36 JFK St.
Harvard Square
Cambridge

Croma

"Croma is an upscale pizzeria and bar featuring great food in a sophisticated and stylish atmosphere. Croma features thin crust specialty pizzas, baked entrees and Mediterranean salads along with a full bar and one of Boston's most extensive wine-by-the-glass menus."
269 Newbury St.
Back Bay

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DaCoopa's Pizza

"With more than 30 years in business, DaCoopa's Pizza offers mouth-watering Italian foods to the Boston, Massachusetts, area. We specialize in our delicious pizzas made with homemade dough and the freshest ingredients available. From our signature pizza pies to garden fresh salads, we've got it all at prices you can afford."
474 Saratoga St.
East Boston

Davide

"Davide has continued to serve outstanding regional Italian cuisine for more than two decades."
326 Commercial St.
North End

Davio's

"Davio's Boston features an enormous display kitchen, our in-house bakery, an open wine room with 300 wines and parking in the same building! The Boston location is over 9,000 square feet with a spacious main dining room and three versatile function rooms. In the adjacent galleria of the 10 St. James building, a new Davio's to Go Shop serves delicious takeout foods made fresh every day in the Davio's kitchen."
75 Arlington St.
Back Bay

Delfino

Italian cuisine. 754 South St.
Roslindale
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DeNo's Pizza

Also serves breakfast.
2040 Centre St.
West Roxbury
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Dogwood Cafe

"If you're looking for great food, drink, art and music all nestled in the heart of Jamaica Plain, you've found the right place. We offer a ful menu ranging from brick oven pizzas to savory 14-ounce sirloins, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. To compliment our meals, we extend a wide selection of microbrews and fine wines." Sunday brunch, featuring breakfast pizza.
3712 Washington St. (across from the Forest Hills T stop).
Jamaica Plain

Domenic's

"A 25-year-old gem of an Italian deli serving a chicken parm to die for, as well as other sandwiches and hot deli entrees and homemade cannolis. Mainly for take-out (there are only two tables)."
987 Main St.
Waltham

Dough

"Dough is a neighborhood cafe located on the corner of Maverick and Border St. We pride ourselves in making quality products and providing fast and friendly service. Specializing in creative pizzas and sandwiches."
20 Maverick St.
East Boston
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Emma's

Make your own pizza.
40 Hampshire St.
Kendall Square
Cambridge

Ernesto's Pizza

"For the past 20 years, patrons have flocked to our door, drawn by 24 different varieties of slices. Both locals and tourists alike are always amazed at the selection and authenticity of the delicious pizza served at Ernesto's."
69 Salem St.
North End
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Filippo Ristorante

283 Causeway St.
North End

Giacamo's Ristorante

"Giacomos Ristorante has been Boston's premier neighborhood Italian restaurant for over 20 years, with locations in both the North End and South End. We continually receive outstanding reviews both locally and nationally."
South End

Giacamo's Ristorante

"Giacomos Ristorante has been Boston's premier neighborhood Italian restaurant for over 20 years, with locations in both the North End and South End. We continually receive outstanding reviews both locally and nationally."
359 Hanover St.
North End
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Grotto

Italian food. "Decadent Cuisine. Subterranean Setting."
37 Bowdoin St.
Beacon Hill

Gusto

An Italian trattoria. 4174 Washington St.
Roslindale

Il Bico

"Authentic Italian cuisine with its Bicoteca (Wine & Beer Bar) and Pizzeria, brings a touch of class with a taste of Tuscany to Kenmore Square."
468 Commonwealth Ave.
Kenmore Square

Il Panino Express

Self-service Italian restaurant: Sandwiches, soups, salads and more.
264-266 Hanover St.
North End

Joe Tecce's Ristorante

Traditional Neopolitan cuisine.
61 N. Washington St.
North End

La Buona Vita

"La Buona Vita is a genuine trattoria Italiana serving authentic dishes brought straight from the old country. We offer an extensive menu for dinner and our specials guarantee something new and intriguing every day."
Open 4 - 11 p.m.
450 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington

La Famiglia Giorgio

"Al and Maryann Giorgio established La Famiglia Giorgio's Restaurant on August 15, 1990. We are a Roman Style Italian Restaurant that serves family sized portions of Italian dishes to families! 'Esse nufesso qui dice male di macaruni.' "
112 Salem St.
North End

La Morra

"La Morra is a new northern Italian eatery located in the heart of Brookline. It features a seasonal menu that revolves around a wood grill for preparing meats, local fish and locally farmed vegetables. La Morra is proud to introduce cicchetti - Venetian-style taps or small dishes - to Boston and offers a nightly prezzo fisso (fixed price) menu served in the style of a traditional Italian meal with antipasto, primo, secondo and dolce (appetizer, pasta, entree and desert)."
48 Boylston St. (Rte. 9)
Brookline Village
Brookline

LaGroceria

"La Groceria specializes in fresh, simple dishes featuring seafood and freshly-made pasta. Diners have discovered that not all Italian food came coated with red sauce and melted mozzarella." Features a large antipasto table.
853 Main St.
Cambridge

Limoncello

"Among our specialities, one can sample a wide variety of appetizers such as: Spiedini di Pesce e mozzarella con arugola, or Scallops Limoncello, which is fresh sea scallops sauteed with our 'homemade' Limoncello on a bed of arugola."
190 North St.
North End

Lino's Ristorante

"Italian American Dinners. International wine list featuring New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, Cabernet and Merlot from Chile, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from California. Serves Beer, wine and liquor. Full bar with specialty cocktail menu."
307 Somerville Ave.
Union Square
Somerville

LoBello's Homestyle Italian

"Serving hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas and many other Italian specialties. Everything in the shop is made from scratch including the meatballs, tomato sauce and soups. Family style catering is also available."
8 Cypress St.
Brookline
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Lucca

Northern Italian cuisine.
226 Hanover St.
North End

Lucia Ristorante

415 Hanover St.
North End

Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant

4 Columbus Ave.
Downtown

Mamma Maria

"Regional farmhouse style typical of the Italian countryside. ... The most striking feature of Mamma Maria is its residential character. Diners have the option of proceeding down a narrow hall to our street-level dining rooms, or else up a tiny staircase to a warren of second-floor rooms. Ranging in size from a one-table private enclave to a twelve-table dining room accommodating up to fifty diners, Mamma Maria is really five distinct dining areas - any of which can be taken privately and four of which offer city views."
3 North Square.
North End
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Mangia Pizza

"Mangia Neapolitan Pizzeria prides itself on preparing our wonderful pizzas on our Whole Wheat dough. Only the freshest of vegetables are used and the sweet taste of our freshly made vine ripened tomato sauce round out our pie's signature taste."
8 Cypress St.
Brookline
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Massimino's Cucina Italiana

207 Endicott St.
North End

Massimino's Cucina Italiana

Lunch and dinner.
207 Endicott St.
North End

Modern Pastry

"Modern Pastry specializes in authentic, old world, Italian confections. Our pastries, cakes, pies, cookies and candies, are always fresh, and handmade with our time honored traditions using the finest ingredients."
257 Hanover St.

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Monica's Restaurant

Italian with Argentine influences: "To complement their hand crafted products the four brothers routinely frequent the local produce centers, farm stands, fish piers and local meat markets in search for the freshest ingredients. Ever since its opening, Monica’s restaurant has continued to redefine it self. Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, chef George Mendoza incorporates international techniques and ingredients to traditional recipes, adding a contemporary touch to old world classics."
143 Richmond St.
North End

No. 9 Park

"Classic European country cuisine."
9 Park St.
Beacon Hill

Paolo's Trattoria

251 Main St.
Charlestown

Piattini

"When you arrive at Piattini, you will notice that everything has been handmade made from natural materials by local artisans. Our copper topped tables, wood-framed mirrors and intimate interior draw inspiration from the kitchen of owner Josephine Oliviero's aunt in southern Italy. Our small size (fourteen tables inside and seven on the outdoor patio) allows us to pay close attention to the details that will make your visit memorable."
226 Newbury St.
Back Bay

Picco Pizza and Ice Cream Company

513 Tremont St. at Berkeley.
South End
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Pizza Republic

Pizza takeout and delivery, and more: "Offering superior grilled pizza and gourmet pizzas, Pressed sandwiches suitable for most taste buds, Great big salads for health conscious people, Delicate pasta dishes, and a Variety of desserts and fresh fruit."
1398 Beacon St.
Brookline

Pizzeria Regina

Since 1926.
11 1/2 Thacher St.
North End
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Porto-Bello restaurant

"Great Portuguese and Italian dishes, old world home cooking; just like being in Europe."
Wakefield

Prezza

"Prezza, the restaurant, enhances this peasant style, simple fare by incorporating foods from other regions of the Mediterranean and using a combination of time-tested recipes with Chef Caturano's expertise."
24 Fleet St.
North End
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Rabia's Ristorante

"Fine Italian cuisine."
73 Salem St.
North End
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Ristorante Fiore

Garden and rooftop dining.
250 Hanover St.
North end

Ristorante Marino

"We use only local produce to ensure that you receive the highest nutritional value. Much of our produce comes from our own farms, including historic Marino Lookout Farm in South Natick. Our salads are made with crisp, organically grown greens picked daily from our farms and greenhouses. Our flavorful dishes are low in fat and cholesterol. The authentic dishes we serve originate in the Abruzzo region of Italy, world-renown for its healthy diet."
2465 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge

Ristorante Marsala

54 Salem St.
North End
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Ristorante Olivio

"At Ristorante Olivio, we bring you the rustic flavors from all regions of Italy. We believe that simplicity, wholesomeness and fresh ingredients is the way to cook and maximize the flavors. All our pasta, desserts and sauces are homemade. We offer a variety of fresh seafood with daily specials."
201 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington

Ristorante Rosina

379 Hanover St.
North End

Ristorante Saraceno

"Frank Pezzano invites you to enjoy the finest Napolitian cuisine the area has to offer. Chef Joe Catinella serves generous portions of linguine Frutti de Mare, Lobster Fra Diavolo, and Veal Saltinbocca!"
286 Hanover St.
North End

Ristorante Villa Francesca and Caffe

Fine Italian cuisine
150 Richmond St.
North End
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Sage

"Set in rustic tones, the 28-seat linen draped and candlelit restaurant serves Regional Italian and New American cuisine. Executive chef and proprietor Anthony Susi transforms old world classics into the new world masterpieces. Chef Susi strives to preserve the authenticity and simplicity reminiscent of his Italian roots while at the same time creating fresh inventive interpretations of the classics."
69 Prince St.
North End

Santarpio's

Classic Boston pizza place.
111 Chelsea St.
East Boston

Serafina Ristorante

"Delightful Tuscan fare, an enviable wine list, and exemplary service."
Concord

Sonsie

"Open seven days a week from 7:00am to 1:00am, Sonsie boasts beautiful French doors that translate to an open sidewalk cafe in season, as well as a European lounge with deep leather chairs and sofas. The mahogany bar serves the best martinis in town from an experienced lot of friendly bartenders and the brick-oven churns out eclectic pizzas and focaccia throughout the day. It is easy to relax at Sonsie and enjoy the classic music that reflects the ambience of the restaurant as day progresses into night."
Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
327 Newbury St.
Back Bay
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Sophia's Grotto

22R Birch St.
Roslindale

Sorento's Italian Gourmet

Italian food. Patio.
86 Peterborough St.
Fenway
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Sorentos Italian Gourmet

86 Peterborough St.
Fenway

Taranta

"Southern Italian cuisine with a Peruvian twist."
210 Hanover St.
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North End
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Teatro

"Teatro offers a Northern Italian rustic menu, that is like the design of the restaurant - elegant and informal. Our chefs introduce the whimsy of the theater with classic techniques, experience and fresh provincial ingredients."
Downtown (Theater District)

Terramia Ristorante

"Zagat 2003-2004 named Terramia Ristorante The Best Italian Restaurant in Boston with a rating of overall 26."
98 Salem St.
North End
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The Chateau

"Since 1933 the Nocera Family has owned and operated The Chateau Restaurant of Waltham. The tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices has kept our customers coming back over the years."
195 School Street
Waltham

Top Speed Pizzeria

300 Beacon St.
Somerville

Trattoria Il Panino

Two-level trattoria with bilingual waiters.
11 Parmenter St.
North End

Trattoria Pulcinella

"The cuisine we prepare is in the Mediterranean style which has been the foundation of many cultures for centuries. Therefore, we needn't be surprised by the gastronomical fulfillment of the complexity found in true example of regional cooking. This is the kingdom of olive oil, garlic, capers and shellfish. Prime ingredients such as eggplant, hot peppers, and tomatoes are often utilized. In other words, this healthy cooking links the aroma of the earth's bounty to the salty flavors of the sea. It is an ancient cuisine with relevance to today's eating styles; it's characteristically lower in calories and cholesterol yet full of tastes and aromas that unite simplicity with flavor."
147 Huron Ave.
Harvard Square
Cambridge

Upper Crust Pizzeria

20 Charles St. (Beacon Hill)
286 Harvard St (Brookline)
Beacon Hill
Brookline

Venezia

"The unique European menu at Venezia is the creation of award-winning Executive Chef, Peter Palumbo. A graduate of the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America, Palumbo served in various chef capacities at well-known New York City restaurants."
20 Ericsson St.
Dorchester
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