Food & Drink

Neighborhoods: East Boston

2014 Winner: Rino’s Place

As a rare vestige of Italian-American Eastie, Boston’s original landing pad for Italian immigrants, Rino’s embodies the virtues of many popular North End restaurants: giant plates of red-sauce fare with heaps of housemade pasta on the side. But the cognoscenti know the real gold here is in chef/owner Anthony DiCenso’s daily specials drawn from more traditional Italian cuisine, like a stunning osso bucco Milanese on saffron risotto. Little wonder the lines are three hours long on weekends.

Rino’s Place

258 Saratoga St., Boston • (617) 567-7412

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