The latest South Boston endeavor from James Beard Award-winner Karen Akunowicz, Bar Volpe is the Southern Italian-inspired eatery you didn’t know you needed in your life. Just like at sister-restaurant Fox & The Knife, this place specializes in modern interpretations of Italian classics, with a heavy emphasis on homemade pastas. Slide into a leather booth—or grab a seat at one of the communal tables or bars scattered throughout the West Broadway space—and take your taste buds on a journey to the coast of La Patria. Start off with an aperitivo alongside a selection from the mozzarella bar (you can never go wrong with some refreshing stracciatella) or antipasti offerings (the thinly sliced porchetta with salsa verde and pickles is a surprisingly light riff on the typically rich tradition). While the secondi are sure to impress, the real move here is to slurp your way through a dish of fresh pasta, which you can see being made through the open kitchen as you eat dinner. Primi selections vary depending on the season, but bucatini amatriciana and lobster casarecce will hit the spot, no matter the time of year.