From Our Editors
In 1963, Salvatore Vatrano founded the first Antonio’s location with a menu of casual Italian eats. Though Vatrano left his native Calabria, Italy, for Massachusetts, he retained the sense of hospitality and pride in his food that characterize his home country. His original restaurant location has expanded to three storefronts, each of which slings cheesy or meat-laden pizzas and meaty grinder sandwiches on heat-pressed rolls. The seafood dishes at Antonio’s make the most of the coastal location, with dishes such as fish 'n' chips, shrimp, or flaming shark mousse. Vatrano and his family also accommodate health-conscious eaters with veggie wraps, chef salads, and breakfast omelets, which are pizzas that accidentally got made with eggs and folded in half.