Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable in Boston

2009 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Il Casale

Belmont

When dining at Il Casale, don’t be surprised if your companions—having mopped the last bit of tangy, rich marinara from their plates—start hatching a plan to move to the suburbs….Read More

2008 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Trattoria Toscana

Boston

This ’07 winner keeps its crown for another year, and deservedly so. We adore the relaxed intimacy of the teeny Fenway trattoria, especially the everyone’s-a-regular welcome from owner Zamir Kociaj…Read More

2007 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Trattoria Toscana

Boston

This Tuscan specialist hits all its marks: good wine, great pasta, glorious espresso. Grab one of the 28 seats, and relax in the mellow atmosphere (and the knowledge that nothing…Read More

2006 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Vinny’s at Night

Somerville

We’d trek to Vinny’s just for the show—the checked tablecloths, the no-nonsense waitress, the vaguely Sopranos-esque clientele sucking down pasta fazool. But the food at this no-frills spot, tucked into…Read More

2005 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Vinny’s at Night

Somerville

Word about its low-priced, generously portioned Sicilian fare got out a while ago, but dinner at this no-longer-hidden gem in East Somerville still makes you feel you’re in on a…Read More

2004 Best Italian Restaurant, Affordable

Giacomo’s

Boston

Giacomo’s South End location is just like its bustling counterpart on Hanover Street, only without the tourists lined up at the door. Affable co-owner John Taglieri makes guests feel at…Read More

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