Located in the popular South End of Boston, Picco is a well-established and loved Italian restaurant. An acronym for Pizza and Ice Cream Company, Picco is known for their exceptional thin-crust style pizza and homemade organic ice cream, which are all made with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is characterized by its bright blue awnings, simple decor and outdoor seating. With a bubbly crust, fresh cheese and herbs, the pizzas are exquisitely prepared and can be custom ordered with a variety of toppings ranging from homemade ricotta to broccoli rabe. The ice cream is richly flavored and made in-house. The flavors rotate daily but often include chocolate, mint chip, ginger and passion fruit.
This coffeehouse's dining area is set apart from the front counter, so those who want to sit and enjoy their coffee can do so with a little less noise from the grinder. Just before you enter their dining area, you will notice all the necessary condiments you need, in order to make your meal more enjoyable. For Starbucks lovers, their cappuccino smoothie tastes just like a Frapuccino. If you're in need of something more substantial, their wraps, salads, sandwiches and baked goods will hit the spot.
Since 1929, Caffe Vittoria has been serving espresso and gelati to the Italian community of the North End. On weekends, a lively post-dinner crowd keeps the place humming until late at night. Chrome dominates the four levels with three bars, numerous parlor tables and shiny bakery cases. The enticements include traditional tiramisu, connoli, biscotti and more. Lounge at the bar that serves a fine cappuccino with Sambuca! Credit cards are not accepted.
Deep in the South End, there is a small establishment where inexpensive, gourmet-quality food really does exist. The menu at Franklin Cafe ranges from meatloaf to sushi-grade tuna, all served with impeccable sides such as mashed potatoes with chives or lentil and bean sauce. Even the chicken livers are great here. The dining room is small and crowded, and the noise level can be high. This cafe, which has a full service bar, is very popular, and waits of an hour or two are common, even on weekdays.
In the greenbelt oasis of Boston's Post Office Square, Sip Cafe's sunny seating area and green interior blend seamlessly into the surroundings. The coffee at Sip is phenomenal in terms of taste and origin. Only one vendor, George Howell, supplies Sip's entire selection of their single origin house coffee. Be wary though, Sip specifically uses a light roast that packs more caffeine into a cup than less zealous coffee fanatics are used to. With a whole range of sandwiches, soups, and other snacks made from local produce, Sip Cafe is the perfect place to get a real feel for Boston life.
As cheeky as Sweet Cheeks Q might sound, the restaurant comes down to serious business when it comes to serving delicious food. One of the most awaited restaurants of Fenway, Sweet Cheeks Q has lived up to the expectations. It offers diners a sizable selection of succulent steaks to choose from. Try out their pulled chicken or pork belly and the extremely tasty bucket of biscuits. Casual ambiance, excellent service and amazing food - they know how to do it right. So the next time you're looking for some BBQ in Boston, you know this is your place.
Set apart from the cash register, behind a row of three coolers filled with smoothies, sodas, and juices, exposed brick walls surround the dining room of Darwin's Ltd. Stone benches and tables of two, in front of floor to ceiling windows, along the street side of the dining area, allow guests to enjoy a more private setting. Throughout the center of the dining area, tiled tables give Darwin's Ltd. a bistro style feel. Along the back wall, a black leather couch and lounge chair allow guests to relax, below a tapestry of rustic window frames. The sandwiches, made on a selection of fresh breads, and coffees make Darwin's Ltd. a wonderful choice to begin or end any day.
White brick walls give this corner creamery a homey feeling. Guests can sit at small tables, near the counter; or they can sit on stools, in a small room, set apart from the noise of the cash register, and look out onto the street. For those who would like to sit and relax on a hot summer afternoon, Berry Line offers free WiFi to go with their alternating selection of yogurts topped with various fruits and candies. Berry Line's best feature is the welcome they offer first time guests—a sample of their yogurt.
Sit out on the rooftop deck of Daedalus and enjoy the view of the historic Harvard Square as you enjoy delicious New American cuisine and drinks. Known for its lunchtime sandwiches, beer selection and special Sunday brunch, the bar is usually bustling with people and has a lively vibe. Try out dishes like chicken wings, roasted cauliflower, calamari with chili peppers and crab salad. You can also catch a game on any of their screens.
Specializing in freshly-cooked, made-to-order fast food, this Harvard Square Clover outpost boasts of a two-storied building with outdoor seating. Regular guests rave about the Chickpea Fritters and Breakfast Parfait, and they guarantee that you can taste the distinct freshness in every bite! The fruit juice sodas are especially flavorful, so be sure to try the Watermelon Soda, among other squeezes. Constantly re-inventing the menu, Clover's culinary choices mirror its lab-style philosophy, where no two days are the same.
After its successful run in Boston, Mike's Pastry opened another located at Dunster Street, in Cambridge. Managed by the enthusiastic team of Danielle Papa and James Caterino, this wonderful dessert hub is known to serve a wide range of baked delights. Made from the choicest of fresh ingredients, you'll seldom be disappointed as they offer rich in taste, flavorful delicacies. The menu features scrumptious cakes, pastries, cookies, pies, squares and more. A perfect balance among the American and Italian desserts, they offer traditional dessert preparations from both the cuisines. Loyal patrons swear by their Cannoli, Ricotta Pie and Tiramisu. Note that this establishment accepts only cash.
Located at Harvard Square, Tasty Burger is a delight for lovers of fast food. The Big Tasty, BBQ Onion, Hubba and Rise 'N Shine are just a few of the many delicious burgers on offer, and can be enjoyed with sides like chili, onion rings, fries and more. Apart from shakes and sodas, the drinks menu features beer and wine. The little ones are sure to enjoy the kids' meals available.