My husband and I are visiting Boston (staying on Beacon Hill) from San Francisco for the first time ever starting October 10th for 4 nights. One night we are going to Mistral with friends. What are the other can't-miss places to dine? We love Italian so that has to be on the list. Friends have also recommended No. 9 Park, Neptune Oyster, Sorellina, Antico Forno and Trattoria Toscana. Considering those but want to know what really stands out for first-time visitors. Pre-fixe menus don't interest us.
Thanks for the suggestions!