Slice of Italy in the North End
In a postage stamp sized storefront amid the hustle and bustle of Boston
's North End is Trattoria di Monica. Working with only about a dozen tables in a narrow space between exposed brick walls, you'll get to know your neighbors and ogle the dishes as they come out, like braciolettini di vitello, veal stuffed with cheese, prosciutto, basil and garlic served on homemade green fettuccine. With entrees under $20 and a wine list that includes selections like a Sangiovese from Montalcino for $30, you might think for a moment you've found this place in the winding streets of that Tuscan village. Head over to Modern Pastry after for a custom cannoli. Doesn't get much better than that.