Handmade pastas and classic Italian entrees? How will you decide? Come hungry and try to do both when you visit newly opened Casarecce in the North End. They make the pasta shapes and stuffed versions in house daily for bucatini vongole, smoked mozzarella ravioli, and spaghetti carbonara. Then it’s on to veal saltimbocca and the like, and that doesn’t even take into account appetizers like bruschetta and oven roasted meatballs. Plan to arrive early and linger over multiple courses and fine Italian wine, or bring a few friends or a date that doesn’t mind sharing so you can try as many specialties as possible.
Casarecce has only been open a few months, but has the menu and understated atmosphere that makes it feel like it’s been on Hanover Street for ages. Bostonians love a good, authentic Italian meal, so Casarecce is bound to be a neighborhood fixture for years to come. Make your reservation on their website, and preview the menu so you can start looking forward to your meal.