Antico Forno, Boston

Antico Forno, Boston

Billed as “The Most Authentic Italian Restaurant,” Antico Forno makes it hard to dispute the statement. Spacious enough to accommodate a weeknight impulse visit, family in tow, this mainstay in Boston’s North End manages a cozy mom-and-pop atmosphere with the world-class traditional cuisine. Entrees like Saltimbocca di Pollo and Linguine al Frutti di Mare hearken back to the old country, but Antico Forno is best known for its brick-oven pizzas piled high with house-made Italian sausages and mozzarella. “No gimmicks, no kitsch”, just traditional thin-crusted Neapolitan pizzas from a wood-fired brick oven are absolutely divine and really distinguish this well-priced North End stalwart.

Still, Antico Forno is much more than just pizzas, but the Southern Italian cuisine in general, distinctly fresh and savory. A selection of hearty pasta dishes, like linguine baked in parchment with tomato sauce and a generous serving of shellfish, plus other “spot-on” Southern Italian fare served in a casual and relaxed setting, will warm up the soul and satisfy even the most voracious appetite boosted by a glimpse of the wood-burning stove.

This lively restaurant is a good proof that dining at the North End doesn’t necessarily have to imply slurping spaghetti in tight quarters. Other than delicious food at reasonable prices, Antico Forno also provides full bar and a private dining room. The place is quite popular, so advance reservations are highly recommended.

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Sight Name: Antico Forno
Sight Location: Boston, USA (See walking tours in Boston)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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