Some of the Liberty Hotel’s novelty may have worn off since it opened up in 2007, but it’s still pretty cool that the restaurant inside is housed in what used to be a 19th Century jail. The pizzas are creative, the handmade breads are perfect for sharing, the wine list hits every price point, and you won’t have to Andy Dufresne your way out of there at the end of the meal.
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Night Shift Lovejoy Wharf is the West End location of the Night Shift Brewery. Unlike the original, it has food, but it’s also not nearly as fun.
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Carlo’s Cucina Italiana
Carlo’s is a casual spot in Allston that makes big plates of classic Italian food.
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Mamma Maria provides the best combination of North End atmosphere and Italian food that was actually made with a little effort.
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