looking forTO DIE FOR ITALIAN
My lady friend and I are making out annual trek to Boston and we are looking for the very best knock your socks off Italian food. We prefer funky atmosphere to snooty atmosphere, and prefer to be within 1 mile of public transportation, but will consider driving in the 'burbs.Thanks!
Agreed that you can't go wrong with Sorellina. However, it is upscale and VERY expensive. I also really like Mamma Maria in the North End, which is also towards the upscale. If you are looking for red sauce homestyle Italian, the best of its kind is probably Carlo's Cucina in Allston
For funky and good, I'd say any of the following might be decent options:
Vinny's at Night, East Somerville
Caffe Italia, East Boston
Pasta Lina's, Medford
Giacomo's, South End (less crowded than the North End location)