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A photo of Bar Mezzana restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Dining bar • South End
Booked 39 times today
Bar Mezzana has earned itself formidable acclaim among Italian food enthusiasts as it continues to serve up delightful and innovative Italian cuisine. Located in the increasingly vibrant Ink Block neighborhood, the restaurant's food receives persistent praise from patrons. Among their culinary accolades are their crudo, highly praised for its originality and exceptional taste, and their pasta dishes which have garnered rave reviews for their authenticity and flavor. Reviews such as, "Simply the best Italian food I've ever had. It became a daily place to dine while I was in town on business. Going to miss it very much," and "As someone married to an Italian I'm used to good Italian food in Italy, this would be great food in Italy!" underline the restaurant's dedication to providing high-quality Italian food. With repeated commendations for their attentive service, superb wine list, and warm, welcoming ambiance, Bar Mezzana has secured its place as a must-visit destination for succulent Italian fare.
A photo of Cosmica restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • South End
Booked 17 times today
Cosmica is a restaurant that has garnered the reputation of offering the best Mexican food in Boston according to various reviews. It boasts an extensive and varied menu of American-Mexican dishes, including Duck & Pork Carnitas Tacos, Grilled Swordfish Tacos, and Vegetable Tamales, all of which have been praised for their authenticity and deliciousness. Visitors regularly compliment the restaurant's exceptional service, inventive fare, and beautiful patio setting. The Cadillac Margarita, as well as their various other 'vacation drinks', are often singled out for special mention, adding to Cosmica's festive, relaxed ambiance. It's clear from the reviews that Cosmica is a favorite among both locals and tourists.
A photo of LUCIE drink + dine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • Back Bay
Booked 2 times today
LUCIE drink + dine is an exemplary representative of American cuisine. Many customers are repeat visitors, always excited to try new things from the ever-delighting menu. Patrons praise the excellent service, the attentive and friendly staff, and the perfect steak frites, among other scrumptious dishes. Having received high commendations for their amazing food, like the delicious crab gnocchi, LUCIE is also a favorite among brunch lovers. The atmosphere too is lauded; customers describe it as "modern and fun". Whether for casual dining or special occasions, LUCIE drink + dine consistently offers a great experience, delicious food, and top-tier service.
A photo of La Brasa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • Somerville
Booked 4 times today
La Brasa is a highly regarded grill restaurant with a warm ambiance, located in East Somerville, that has won the hearts of its patrons with its innovative and flavorful dishes. The restaurant is known for its wood fire grill flavors infusing the meat and vegetables to create unique, delectable dishes. The reviews praise the grilled T-bone steak, ribs, and prime rib, and the wood-fired grill's aroma enhances the overall dining experience. The eatery also offers a diverse range of appetizing small plates, cocktails, and unique desserts like their 'tres leches' cake. The creativity of the menu, the cozy atmosphere, efficient service, and well-ventilated space contribute to a delightful dining experience at La Brasa. The review mentions how La Brasa's menu evolves with seasonal tweaks, and the open kitchen setup facilitates a sense of connection to the food preparation process. It's also recognized for accommodating large parties and hosting special events smoothly, establishing it as a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Moeca restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Dining bar • Cambridge
Booked 16 times today
Moeca is gaining rave reviews for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Patrons are lauding the freshness of the seafood, with dishes featuring fish and shellfish being described as "spectacular", "excellently prepared" and "fabulous". This is not your typical seafood restaurant; its menu is innovative and creative, presenting seafood in fresh and exciting ways that stand out from the usual fare. The establishment also receives high praise for its outstanding service, knowledge of the menu, and stylish ambiance. One reviewer commented, "Moeca quickly became one of my favorite restaurants. The quality of the seafood dishes that you can find is remarkable". With its fantastically unique food and excellent service, Moeca is truly a gem in the seafood restaurant scene.
A photo of Elm Street Tap Room restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • Somerville
Booked 3 times today
Elm Street Tap Room is highly acclaimed for embodying the essence of the Gastro Pub cuisine. Many compliment its exceptional service, casual but superb food, and a wide-ranging beer selection. Patrons commend dishes like the dry rub wings, meatloaf sandwich, Pimento Cheese Burger, and Lettuce Wraps for their exquisite taste. The place is also celebrated for being an ideal location for gatherings, with customers relishing the inviting atmosphere and an excellent playlist. The restaurant's extensive outdoor seating is also appreciated, especially during the warmer seasons. With glowing reviews like "great food, beer, and service", it's clear that the Elm Street Tap Room is a beloved hotspot in the realm of Gastro Pub cuisine.
A photo of Bocelli's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • Medford
Neighborhood fixture with a full bar serving an extensive menu of Italian dishes, including pizzas.
A photo of Ravello Italian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Dining bar • Watertown
Booked 4 times today
Ravello Italian Kitchen, located on a busy street, is a delightful place for classic Italian cuisine, as reviews consistently affirm. The restaurant's large portions, outstanding food quality, and reasonable prices impress patrons significantly. Highlights include the exceptional eggplant parmigiana and homemade plump ravioli. The chefs at Ravello are hailed for mastering Italian classics while infusing them with their unique touch, thus creating dishes that are fresh and delightful. The high standard of service at Ravello adds to its appeal, with servers like Matt receiving praise for their efforts in ensuring a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Despite its modest size, Ravello exudes a lively atmosphere perfect for Italian food lovers.
A photo of Not Your Average Joe's Watertown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • Watertown
Booked 2 times today
Not Your Average Joe's Watertown is highly lauded in the Boston area for its contemporary American cuisine. Ensuring a vibrant, upbeat atmosphere, it is known for delectable dishes like chicken parmesan, baked salmon, and the specialty mustard crusted chicken, referred as heavenly by diners. The service, while mainstay in most places, is often highly appreciated by guests. The restaurant also scores high on its menu design, with sections for salads, bowls, and protein-only entrees. An extensive range of food preferences is catered to, with vegetarian options and allergen-friendly offerings. Diners also appreciate NYAJ's transparency in calorie listings, a feature not commonly found in restaurants. Overall, the restaurant delivers a great dining experience, with diners eagerly looking forward to their next visit.
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