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Conventional wisdom has long held that anyone seeking out the best pasta and pizza in Boston can simply head over to the city's iconic Italian-influenced neighborhood, the North End. But some of the best Italian restaurants in the Hub can be found serving red sauce specialties and cheesy comfort fare in other parts of the city. Whether it's a cozy, red-checkered-tablecloth trattoria or a modern, regionally-focused restaurant, this handy guide covers them all. And, in true Italian spirit, don’t forget to have yourself a nice glass of vino at one of the best wine bars in Boston before (or after) enjoying your lasagne, gnocchi or spaghetti.
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