Published on March 2, 2016

4 North End Restaurants Bostonians Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near North End? Here's a list of North End Restaurants restaurants locals and critics love.

4 North End Restaurants Bostonians Love

1. Ward 8Ward 8Named after a local cocktail created in the late 19th century, Ward 8 is a gastropub with vintage-inspired craft cocktails. The menu –– which also comes in late-night sharing and weekend brunch variations -- is filled with sophisticated comfort food plates, while signature and classic cocktails, international wines and local beers make up the drink list. A marble-topped square bar is at the heart of the rustic-chic setting, which also boasts brick walls, tufted leather banquettes, polished wood tables and a classic, old-school vibe.

2. Taranta

TarantaTaranta delivers hearty Southern Italian-Peruvian fare. The bold fusion cuisine — realized through inventive salads, pastas, meats and seafood dishes — is served up in a regal, three-story space adorned with exposed-brick walls and white tablecloths. To honor the restaurant's commitment to sustainability, the wine list features only biodynamic, organic and naturally produced wines.

3. Parla

ParlaParla serves modern Italian-influenced small plates to pair with its distinctive, whiskey-focused cocktails. Rough woods, copper accents and soft lighting decorate the intimate, speakeasy-inspired spot. The secret, password-required menu is worth discovering.

4. Lucca North End

Lucca North EndLucca North End serves traditional Northern Italian dishes using seasonal produce. The intimate restaurant offers two distinct dining experiences: a cozy stone-walled wine cellar space and an elegant dining room with stained glass window. The restaurant features a popular late-night menu and a full bar serving Italian and American wines, as well as a variety of grappas, aperitifs and liqueurs.

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