Vittoria is a great place in Boston's Italian North
End to go for coffee. Have a Canoli, Tiramisu or their homemade
ice cream. If you have dinner in the North End, it's smart
to come here for dessert. Just make sure you sit in the 'original'
part of the cafe (rather than the newer slick portion that
lacks all the atmosphere of the original). You'll be able
to easily spot the right place by the huge Samovar in the
front window. Caffe Vittoria is located at 296 Hanover Street
Yael, Ramat Gan, Israel
Also in the North End,
the ultimate pizza is found at Pizzeria
Regina on Thatcher Street. You can sit at the bar,
eat, drink, and watch the action. Their wooden booths will
take you right back to the 40's and 50's.
Veronica, Boston, USA
If you are heading to Boston
for a few days don't miss the Italian North End. As soon as
you round the corner entering this neighborhood, the fine
aromas of Italian cooking will get your appetite in gear.
If you have a sweet tooth, Mike's
Pastry is the place for your Italian cookies, pastries
and calzones that are all out of this world. It's busy, busy,
busy here any time of the night or day. They're located at
300 Hannover Street (Tel: 617-742-3050).
Sandy, Boston, USA
My favorite North End Italian
restaurant is called Francesco's.
It's on a narrow little street and is very small itself. But
the food was great. I looked it up online and if it's the
same one it may well be at 90 N. Washington Street.
Kim, Kalimazoo, USA
Bangkok Blue (651 Boylston
St.) is a fabulous female-friendly Thai restaurant. I know
because I ate there by myself last summer when I was visiting
Boston and the service and food was really very good. I suggest
their Mango and Chicken Curry special. A real treat.
Jenny, Miami, USA
Breakfast or brunch
In the South End, you shouldn't
miss the Appleton Bakery
for yummy breakfast and lunch take-away specials.
Veronica, Boston, USA
Two bee's in Cambridge
I recommend Bartley's
in Harvard Square for the best burgers and frappes (milkshakes
in town) and Burdick's
homemade chocolatiers just off Harvard Square. Their hot cocoa
is unbelievable -- pure melted chocolate with just a touch
Christy, Boston, USA
Asian or seafood
Jae's is a chain that serves
Pan-Asian food. I recommend them. There are five locations:
Boston - 212 Stuart St. Brookline - 1223 Beacon St. Cambridge
- 1281 Cambridge St. Chestnut Hill - 300 Boylston St. South
End - 520 Columbus Ave.
fish and seafood, I recommend Legal
Seafood (several locations including one in Logan
Airport).They serve delicious clam chowder but.... go early,
they're always busy and they don't take reservations.
Jane, a former New Englander
Or, go to the New Shanghai
in Boston's Chinatown. No atmosphere to speak of but solid,
Marjory, Boston, USA
A mix of favorites
I'd like to share some
of my favorite hometown restaurants with other Journeywomen
-- Rhythm & Spice (Caribbean
in Central Sq Cambridge), El Cafetal
(Colombian in Allston), Helmand
(Afghan in Lechmere Sq Cambridge), Anadolu
Cafe (Turkish in Beacon Hill), Cafe
Brazil (Brazilian in Allston), Taberna
de Haro (Spanish in Brookline), Marrakesh
( Moroccan in East Cambridge) and Tiger
Lilly (Malaysian in Back Bay). All of these restaurants
are accessible by public transportation or a short cab ride
Marilyn, Boston, USA