Some may find it sacreligious but during my trip to Boston last month, I did not eat any lobster rolls or New England clam chowder. I did however find some tasty eats in the city at Coppa, an Italian eatery, and the Back Deck, a down-to-earth grill.
This quaint enoteca features flavorful dishes with artisanal flair. This restaurant on the corner of Shawmut Avenue and Milford Street has outdoor and indoor seating and large accordion windows that helps create the atmosphere of a street cafe.
If dining with a friend, I recommend ordering two to three items to split for some variety. (Not pictured below are their risotto balls with fontina cheese. Delicious!)
The Back Deck in Boston’s Financial District is literally like sitting outdoors on your back deck. The restaurant door handle is a grill spatula, and the interior is decorated with bird nest lighting fixtures and patio-type seats.
With so many dining options in Boston, it can feel like there is not enough meals in the day. If sweets are more your style, I recommend trying Mike’s Pastry. A favorite among locals and tourists, the line can be wrapped around the block, so plan to be patient for those cannolis!