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Take a Pasta Tour of East Boston

Feb 03, 2020 Blog
Take a Pasta Tour of East Boston Neatly lined rows of red crosshairs

East Boston’s Italian restaurants hold their own when it comes to great pasta. Classic dishes served in comfortable spaces make eating at D’Parma, Rino’s, Jeveli’s, and Pazza on Porter a treat for easy weekend evenings out. Take a tour of some of the best Italian restaurants near the East Boston waterfront condos at The Mark and rediscover pasta done right.

D’Parma presents notable Italian favorites in a warm and cozy environment. Alla Matriciana Ziti, composed of Italian bacon, onions, and fresh tomato sauce, and the hearty grilled swordfish, served with anchovies, capers, olives, basil, and tomato sauce, are both perfect meals for a chilly winter evening. Classic Saltimbocca and Risotto Dimare quickly remind us of how simple combinations made perfectly satisfy every time. Complemented by traditional accents and a full bar, Chef Hector Rendon’s goal of bringing the best of Italy to East Boston has been realized.

There’s no better place for homemade pasta than Rino’s Place. A homey spot with exquisitely prepared comfort food, Rino’s has been a neighborhood favorite of note for more than two decades, as well as having gained some prominence after being featured on shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Phantom Gourmet. Thin-cut veal and ravioli, made to order, are served by a staff that remembers what you ordered and drank on your last visit, making guests feel immediately at home in this family-owned eatery.

The oldest Italian restaurant in the city is in East Boston and is also one of our favorites. Jeveli’s has been serving patrons since 1924, and the old-fashioned Italian staples are all still on the menu. Heaping portions of Eggplant Parmigiana, Fresh Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Linguine with White Clam Sauce are regulars on the menu alongside Spaghetti and Meatballs, Four Cheese Baked Lasagna, and Italian Sausages over Pasta. Eating in the Main Dining Room with its window archways or the Presidential Room, decorated to commemorate a presidential visit, takes customers back in time to Old World Italy and all its flavors.

Lastly, there is plenty of imagination and tradition in store at Pazza on Porter. Begin with the fried green-olive polpette with soppressata and caciocavallo cheese, followed by the Alla Pazza of fusilli in a vodka pink sauce with sausages, mushrooms, and spinach for a splendidly creative dinner. Bolognese dishes, humble but filling gnocchi, and the Sunday Dinner of fresh pasta will take diners on a culinary journey that’s familiar yet surprising.

Experience all that East Boston has to offer, including its great Old World cuisine, by booking your appointment and visiting The Mark’s Sales Center.