Best Italian Restaurant, South in Boston

2011 Best Italian Restaurant, South

Orta

Pembroke

We love Orta for the same reason we love classic red-sauce Italian food: It’s bold, unpretentious, and easy on the wallet. That’s not to say chef Jimmy Burke’s fare isn’t…Read More

2006 Best Italian Restaurant, South

Riva

Scituate Harbor

Italian food means many things to many people. At Riva it means a lusty love of fresh flavors, simple preparations, and family-friendly but still serious—and seriously good—dishes. Gather by the…Read More

2004 Best Italian Restaurant, South

Saporito’s Florence Club Café

Hull

Packed every weekend with straight-from-the-beach diners, this casual 14-booth Italian-Mediterranean outpost is as much about laid-back socializing as its menu is about great flavor. Locals lounge against the white lattice…Read More

2001 Best Italian Restaurant, South

Tosca

Hingham

Don’t even utter the word marinara. Octopus, seared sea scallops, smoked pork chops, and delicate raviolis are the breed of Italian served here. The ambience—high ceilings, sultry décor, two hopping…Read More

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