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In Boston's North End, it's impossible to have a bad meal. With home cooked Italian meals at every inch of Hanover Street and the surrounding area, it's the mecca of Italian food in Boston.
But the trek out there isn't always ideal. Here are a few places to get Italian food outside the North End.
Carlo's may be in Allston, but once you step in to the tiny space you'll feel and smell like you're in the North End. As a gnocchi obsessor, it should definitely be on your list of things to try.
The bruschetta trio rivals any, but don't get too full on appetizers at Papa Razzi. Crispy pizzas, pasta e fagioli, and other classic Italian entrées fill the pages of menus on Newbury Street, in Concord, and Wellesley.
A new dinner menu at Piattini on Newbury Street features classic Italian dishes with a twist. Seafood galore, veal, lamb chops, and decadent pasta lines every page of the menu and is definitely drool worthy.
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Rino's Place proves that East Boston should also be known for its Italian restaurants. From homemade ravioli to bolognese, there's no plate at Rino's that will disappoint.
As if short rib gnocchi wasn't enough to get you in the door, Grotto serves up an apple stuffed duck breast, fontina fondue, and more. Right by Government Center, it's not only convenient to get to, but it's perfect for any setting. From a formal event to a casual date night, Grotto has a menu to please all.