Trattoria. Recently I wrote about the different types of Italian Restaurants
and how the restaurants name usually defines the restaurants style and
Last week I had the opportunity to be in Boston to attend a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. This was after we had visited our ancestral city of Manchester New Hampshire a place we had not been for 40 years. While in Boston I could not resist a trip to the “North End” home of some of this countries best Italian restaurants, an area I had frequented while living in the Boston area in the mid 60’s.
All that said, I want to tell you about one of the most authentic and unusual restaurants anywhere. Trattoria Il Panino, specializing in Mediterranean Cuisine of the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Panino’s, a small restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Since our time was limited we decided to be there for lunch. Friends, Vinnie and Rose LaBonia, from New Haven Connecticut came up to Boston on the train and we meet for lunch. Everything on the menu is awesome with each dish served fresh, i.e., prepared on the spot. Now the unusual way the pasta dishes are served is what is special. Each pasta dish is served to you in the sauce pan it was prepared in. That’s right, not on a dish, the actual sauce pan the pasta and sauce choice was prepared in comes from the fire and placed before you. All Pasta and meat or fish dishes are all prepared individually and served the same way. Such a treat.
Any trip to Boston has to include a stop at Panino’s. Don’t expect much in terms of atmosphere or grandeur, just truly authentic Italian cuisine.
Best Regards,SAL PUGLISI California Lifestyle Realty