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Review: Pizzeria Mezzo
Since it opened in May, Pizzeria Mezzo (half pizza/half "BBQ") has become the go-to spot in Wakefield for a casual supper for summer visitors, South County locals, URI students, and everyone in between.
Sublime pies, and ‘BBQ’ too
| September 14, 2012
Photos: 2012 Fisherman's Feast
This year's Fisherman's Feast took over the North End on August 16-19, 2012.
Cannolis, clams, and a flying virgin
| August 24, 2012
Review: Gennaro's 5 North Square
In year of bad restaurant ideas (often done well), this the worst idea — and best meal — yet.
A daughter of Italy conquers the North End
| June 15, 2012
When you walk in to SoHo, an elaborate panorama of Manhattan skyscrapers catches your eye above the bar.
Funky and chic in Narragansett
| March 30, 2012
I can't imagine that anyone returning from a visit to Tuscany fails to wax rhapsodic about the cuisine, perhaps as soon as the customs inspection.
Close your eyes and it's Tuscany
| February 03, 2012
Review: Vine Yard East
The spelling of this six-month-old restaurant's name indicates one of its primary draws: an emphasis on wine.
Come for the wine, stay for the food
| January 20, 2012
On the Cheap: Emilio's Homemade Italian Subs and Dinners
A few weeks ago, my father surveyed our dinner table and mused, "I'm glad we have an Italian Christmas."
Portable, palatable pleasure in Watertown
| January 06, 2012
Review: Pal's Restaurant
The logo for Pal's is a cartoon of two smiling men in high-collar period suits.
Good ingredients, well-prepared, can't lose
| April 15, 2011
Review: Tierra Restaurant & Lounge
Here's a welcome addition to the ongoing revitalization of Pawtucket.
Covering lots of ethnic ground
| October 08, 2010
Il Casale — the "country house"— may be more rustic than Chef Dante de Magistris's magisterial and experimental restaurant Dante in the Cambridge Royal Sonesta, but it ain't no hometown spaghetti shack.
Nothing quaint and everything delicious at Belmont's 'country house'
| January 08, 2010
Life after the Old Port?
As the central hub for tourists and locals alike, the Old Port seems like the perfect spot for a restaurant. But sometimes being in the center of the madness can detract from the experience, not only for diners, but also for the owners.
Owners of Rachels L'Osteria share their experience moving to the neighborhood
| August 21, 2009
One of my earliest culinary memories is of my father bringing home a tin of hard, crisp, almondy Italian cookies. As my sisters and I ate, my father dimmed the lights and put a match to the thin paper wrappers. They began to float like enchanted lanter
The best of Milan in Portland
| July 17, 2009
Spiga Ristorante Italiano
I've had my eye on Spiga for a while — even though it is hard to keep an eye on a place tucked into a back street.
A famed Boston chef moves to the 'burbs
| July 10, 2009
Remember the spirit and savor of the old-time North End red-sauce restaurants? Amici still does.
Odd hours make this a rare North End treat
| March 25, 2009
We Americans think of Italian food as the bountiful, overloaded tables, but when we travel to Italy, we find small plates and fashionably skinny Italians splitting dishes in four courses.
Small plates pack a big punch
| March 11, 2009
On the cheap: Waterfront Café
Staying power is rare in the restaurant business.
An Italian-flavored pub that hoes its modest row beautifully
MC SLIM JB
| December 17, 2008
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