It was my 5th visit in a little less than two months to Babbo Pizzeria and Enoteca in Boston and, folks, let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. Lively room, great service, delicious food, and good price point. There’s a lesson to be learned here.
Then, too, Pepe Bocca in Davis Square, Somerville: The best breads in Boston, good sandwiches, and a family that runs the joint with a sense of humor. The old man tells me that he’s from Arthur Avenue, the son, when I buy guanciale asks if I’m going to make an amatriciana, and when I say that I am, he says, “Attaboy!” This storefront grocery-cafe could be packing them in if they marketed better. Let’s hope.
Finally, Russo’s: Retail wing of the wholesale produce supplier, now selling decent in-house pasta.
Hmmm…all Italy all the time!