Boston’s North End is known for its high concentration of historical sites such as the Old North Church, where lamps were hung to announce that the British were coming. Just down the street, Ristorante Euno’s rustic Sicilian-style dining rooms announce another part of the neighborhood’s history: the wave of Italian immigrants that landed there in the late 19th century. Today’s Reserve selection invites you to discover old Italian flavors with a four-course dinner for two or four. For each person, dinner includes the following:
Diners have their choice of anything from the menu, as well as off-menu specials designed just for Groupon customers, such as an appetizer of a grilled, proscuitto-wrapped artichoke stuffed with goat cheese and a signature Euno salad with kalamata olives, shaved fennel, tomato, and mixed greens. Pasta selections range from fresh gnocchi tossed with wild mushrooms in a truffle cream sauce to pappardelle alla bolognese with meat ragu and a touch of cream, and entrees include whitefish in beurre blanc with grilled asparagus; chicken toscano with red peppers, sauteed onions, and artichoke in a garlic white-wine sauce; and veal medallions smothered in a marsala wine sauce with wild mushrooms.
Beginning with seasonal produce and locally sourced seafood, Ristorante Euno’s chefs remain true to Italian culinary traditions by making everything from fresh pastas to sweet sausage in-house. Slow-braised osso buco over risotto Milanese fights away winter chills with its rich medley of savory and creamy flavors, among other meaty dishes. But vegetarians aren’t shut out from the menu’s warmth—take, for instance, a dish of smoky roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, and fresh mozzarella atop rigatoni pasta.
Euno is, according to Fodor’s Travel, “the North End’s culinary mouse that roars”—referring to the powerful cuisine coming out of an “unassuming and friendly” location. Walls of exposed brickwork and Tuscan plaster, meat hooks repurposed as coat hooks, and French windows with views of the bustling street all contribute to the restaurant’s cozy, Old World ambiance. A vintage sign hanging beside the front door beckons diners into the main dining room or cellar. Hailed by Boston magazine as a spot for “an especially romantic meal,” the latter includes wine cubbies and a romantic open fire that crackles to the tune of “My Funny Valentine”.
In the kitchen at Ristorante Euno, the chefs forge a Zagat-rated menu that also embraces the homespun spirit of the Sicilian countryside. Beginning with seasonal produce and locally sourced seafood, they remain true to Italian culinary traditions by making everything from fresh pastas to sweet sausage in house. The wine list complements the hearty food with its selection of crisp whites and full-bodied reds from throughout Italy as well as from the vineyards of California, Washington State, Oregon, New Zealand, and France.
Walls of exposed brickwork and Tuscan plaster, a cellar featuring cubbies of wine bottles, and French windows with views of the bustling street all contribute to the restaurant's cozy, Old-World bistro ambiance. Such an ambiance led Gayot to hail the two-story eatery as "one of the neighborhood’s more genuinely charming spots." The Sicilian-influenced restaurant beckons passersby with a vintage sign hanging beside the front door, inviting them to a dining room that manages to feel rustic and intimate yet refined at the same time.