Boston's Neighborhood Italian Gems


In a town with Italian joints on almost every block, several gems fly under the radar. From old-school bistros making homemade pasta to newcomers reinventing the classics, these are the places to head to before the secret gets out.

Rino's Place

Italian • East Boston

Food29 Decor17 Service22 Cost$28
Bistro 5

Italian • Medford

Food27 Decor25 Service27 Cost$46

Italian • North End

Food26 Decor23 Service23 Cost$53
Toscano Beacon Hill

Italian • Beacon Hill

Food26 Decor25 Service24 Cost$47
Da Vinci Ristorante

Italian • Bay Village

Food25 Decor23 Service23 Cost$41
Sweet Basil

Italian • Needham

Food25 Decor19 Service23 Cost$31
Tartufo Restaurant

Italian • Newton

Food23 Decor20 Service22 Cost$38

Italian • North End

Food27 Decor22 Service24 Cost$55