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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
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 15, 2012

Review: SoHo

When you walk in to SoHo, an elaborate panorama of Manhattan skyscrapers catches your eye above the bar.
Funky and chic in Narragansett
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 30, 2012

Review: Siena

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  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  
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 15, 2011

Review: Tierra Restaurant & Lounge

Here's a welcome addition to the ongoing revitalization of Pawtucket.
Covering lots of ethnic ground
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 08, 2010

Il Casale

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'
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 08, 2010
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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
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  August 21, 2009

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Italian escape

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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 25, 2009

Ristorante Damiano

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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  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
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 17, 2008