Should I try the North End?
I find myself in the awkward position of booking a babysitter 6 weeks ago and not actually making plans for anything. So I got four people and no plans for Saturday night. The other couple is keen on the North End. I've had good meals there, but I've never picked a place, so I'm clueless. It's got such a Disneyland feel I really dread finding a good meal, well enough one that will have open spots for Saturday. Someone was trying to talk me into Sel de la Terre, which I know isn't the north end. I tried searching old posts, but didn't get much. (Except NYE recommendations and dinner for 60)
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I like gini's suggestions! My top 3 favorites are Prezza, Taranta and Neptune.
There are many many posts on the North End. Here are a few to get you started with lots of info.
My own private North End -- a report
North End Dining-Suggestions?
North End Ideas....
ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN BOSTONS NORTH END
North End Boston
I swear I did I search and none of those popped up! Wow, your report on the North End was great, thanks for putting all that work in.
I looked at Gini's list and fell in love the the idea of a Peruvian/Italian menu and made reservations. Will keep your pastry list in mind for afterwards.
The search function is finicky, I winnowed through it. : )
Not my report - that is Bachslunch who did all that work and deserves all the credit. I do agree - what a wealth of information!
But I'm glad you're going to Taranta. I love that place, one of my favorites. Ask for a table at the window. Passionate, creative chef, and friendly staff too (maybe you'll have Kimberly, one of the best!). Hope you have a great time.