Sportello Boston

Italian goes modern-retro cool at Sportello (348 Congress St., Boston, 617-737-1234) (Map), chef Barbara Lynch’s  funky diner in Boston’s up and coming Fort Point neighborhood. The communal lunch counter and open kitchen has a terrific urban vibe where the emphasis is on a focused menu of homemade pastas, simply composed salads, soups, sandwiches and creative trattoria classics . Homemade scallion bread comes to the table with whipped ricotta and jam- a nice touch.The ricotta ravioli...
September 14th, 2009 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Boston trendy dining, Fort Point restaurants, Italian restaurants, Restaurants & Bars, retro diner

Bourdain Names Salumi One of 13 Places to Eat Before You Die

Anthony Bourdain has named Pioneer Square’s Salumi as one of his 13 Places to Eat Before You Die. Salumi, owned by Armandino Batali (father of Mario), is a quirky little sandwich shop, with only a couple of tables.  Many of the patrons are regulars, and sometimes it wouldn’t surprise me to see a bocce game break out. Showing up on Bourdain’s list at #7, here’s what he had to say: 7)  Salumi (Seattle) It’s a sandwich shop with a couple of tables, and a true mom-and-pop–even...
June 4th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Batali, Food & Beverage, Italian restaurants, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, Lunch Hour Fun, People - Interesting Local People, Pioneer-Square, salami, salumi, sandwich shops

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