Best Places to Eat in Boston, Massachusetts (II)
Best Places to Eat in Boston, Massachusetts: Artu – Value, Italian Style
Artu isn’t as cramped and crowded as other uber-popular North End restos. Instead, it flies a bit under the radar, endearing itself to diners with consistency and charm. Artu’s serves good food at very good prices — the prosciutto panini is tops. Try the house specialty (mussels and calamari over linguine in a spicy tomato sauce) or the sautéed sausage with broccoli rabe and garlic.
Artu is refined enough for date nights, comfortable enough for a business lunch and casual enough for families.
There's a second location on Beacon Hill at 89 Charles Street (617-227-0499).
Best Places to Eat in Boston, Massachusetts: Assiaggo – Old-School Italian Favorites
Located on a side street off Hanover Street, Assaggio is off the beaten path just enough to feel like a find. Not particularly pricey and entirely delicious, this local favorite offers a down-to-earth taste of the Hanover StreetNorth End.
Hearty Italian-American dishes are Assaggio’s forte, and while some diners wax poetic about the homemade sauces, most save the high-octane superlatives for the pesto cream sauce which is pretty much perfect.
The atmosphere is jovial – a bit noisy for some, a pleasant hubbub for others. Ask for a table downstairs if you prefer quiet.
Best Places to Eat in Boston, Massachusetts: Atlantic Fish Co – A Great Back Bay Catch
The Atlantic Fish Co takes freshness seriously – making everything from sauces to soups from scratch. And diners reward them with rave reviews. The clam chowder earns kudos as one of the best in the city, and the huge portions of perfectly cooked catfish and chunky crab cakes are divine. The Maine crab and artichoke dip is awesome.
The atmosphere toes the thin line between classy and casual without ever tipping too far to one side. Super efficient service keeps everyone happy. In sunny weather, the sidewalk tables along Boylston Street hook diners and reel ‘em in.