The North End is notoriously ridden with sloppy, corner-cutting imitations of authentic trattorias. But Antico Forno is the genuine article, quietly eschewing red-checked clichés as it upholds Italian-American traditions. From aubergine rolls to rigatoni with sausage or thin-crust pizza, pretty much anything that emerges from the brick oven, oozing ricotta and proper tomato sauce, is a winner. The pasta plates also please, especially the cloud-soft gnocchi, and the kitchen is open all day for impatient appetites.
|Venue name:||Antico Forno|
93 Salem Street
at Wiget Street
|Opening hours:||Open 11.30am-10pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 11.30am-10.30pm Fri, Sat.|
|Price:||Main courses $14.50-$22.|