We know, we know: The North End is packed with delicious places to twirl pasta and sip wine. The biggest challenge when visiting — besides finding parking — is deciding where to feast. Luckily, you have this list, where you’ll find elegant hideaways, noisy trattorias, and (of course) an abundance of incredible pizza.
93 Salem Street, Boston, 617-723-6733, anticofornoboston.com
With brick walls, soft lighting, and a roaring oven, this rustic neighborhood staple on Salem Street has sweet service (our server talked superheroes with a 5-year-old guest) and sweeter prices, with big portions to boot. Almost anything finished in that signature wood-burning brick oven is a hit, including crackly Neapolitan pizzas with homemade mozzarella and a husky osso buco with carrots and celery, the ideal antidote to a dreary winter.
Make Sure to Try: The homemade rigatoni with Italian sausage and sweet onions, topped with ricotta cheese and blasted in the oven. A hearty $13 lunch portion will leave you plenty for dinner.