Whether with its plates of black mussels swimming in a red sauce or the art-deco-style bar lined with vibrant liquor bottles, La Vita Mia floods the senses with color. Diners sit at white-clothed tables bathed in a golden light from wall sconces that compete for space with old black-and-white pictures. Glasses of burgundy-colored wine sparkle next to bone-white plates hoisting steaks, pastas, and seafood sprinkled with vibrant flecks of parsley and cutting boards topped with crusty brown loaves.
The up-close sounds of waves crashing onto Revere Beach permeate the soundscape at Antonia's at the Beach Restaurant, an eatery that embraces the dual cultures of Italy and the New England coast. The menu reflects this duality by placing Old World dishes, such as homemade ricotta gnocchi and veal parmigiana alongside maritime-influenced staples, including fried haddock and cedar-plank-smoked Atlantic salmon.
The decidedly rustic decor draws much more inspiration from the area's coastal influences, with nautical lanterns hanging from the exposed rafter beams and wooden ship's wheels fastened to the bar area's walls. Small aesthetic touches adorn the space and help capture the historically inspired ambience, including an antique sewing machine, a rotary telephone, and a dial-up modem.
Featured by Billy Costa on the show TV Diner, on which Costa calls the restaurant a landmark and a legend, Prince Pizzeria has been slinging sauce over pies for half a century. Beneath the unmistakable soaring model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, owners Steven and Trisha Castraberti oversee a menu piled with homemade marinara and pies lauded as the Best Pizza of the North Shore. Diners bite into specialty pies such as the greek, whose spinach and feta cheese combine with black olives and tomatoes ($15.95), or the primavera, on which eggplant and roasted red peppers lounge. Arturo’s classic marinara ladles daily-made tomato sauce over spaghetti or ziti ($8.99), and patrons lounging amid yellow and red walls slice into a tender, breaded veal cutlet hiding beneath red sauce and mozzarella ($13.99).
Spherical paper lamps bathe Ristorante Ravesi's interior in an amber glow, emitting cozy light while suspended from the ceiling. White tablecloths serve as an appropriately formal backdrop for the char-grilled steaks, lobster ravioli, and sautéed veal medallions that dance upon the Italian menu. The restaurant's namesake pizza layers arugula with goat cheese, prosciutto, and balsamic fig glaze, and its housemade gnocchi features Executive Chef Giuseppe Ravesi's vodka sauce.
Five star food at fast food prices with 40 seats, Beer & Wine and a Drive-Thru We at Vittorio's Italian Kitchen are dedicated and passionate about our food quality, service and price. We understand that all you want is delicious home cooked meals at affordable prices.
The chefs at Tasty Foods compile a smorgasbord of sustenance that showcases fresh, natural ingredients and soups, pita bread, and sub rolls sculpted from scratch. With New York–style pizzas, some crowned with zesty toppings such as chicken and feta, and authentic pastas, the menu exudes a distinctly Italian flavor despite not being written in marinara sauce. But stuffed grape leaves, meat-laden subs and wraps, burgers, and seafood fried to a golden brown also represent Greek fare and other global tastes.