My wife and I appreciate the leads we got from this Board on our recent brief visit to Boston. We had wonderful clams, oysters, mussels and crab at Neptune Oyster and Island Creek Oyster Bar. The former place is tiny and cramped, but well worth a visit. The latter offers a large, attractive dining room.We also loved Coppa. The arancini were Rome-quality and the black pasta with lobster and margherita pizza were excellent. We planned to dine at Trattoria Toscana, but were scared off by the Red Sox crowds at nearby Fenway Park. Instead we went to Brasserie Gaslight. I had confit of duck and my wife had steak frites, both very enjoyable. Also, highly recommended. Bon appetit!