Sunday, November 22, 2015

Holy Cannoli!

Date Night in Little Italy 
This weekend we headed out to dinner in little Italy. Boston has so many neighborhoods and they are all unique, but I think that many of the locals would agree that little Italy is one of the best. The streets are lined with authentic Italian restaurants, wine and cheese shops, and plenty of places to grab a good gelato...the perfect spot for a dinner date. 

Little Italy is in the North End, which is one of Boston's nicest neighborhoods so we decided to take our time and linger a bit. Yes, the temperatures were in the forties and it was raining out, but that's Boston. If you never ventured out simply because it was cold, you wouldn't get to experience this city. Plus, the cold weather is easy to ignore when your destination is a hot meal. Cutting through the parkfavorite part…walking along the water me straggling along behind Husband because I wanted to take everything in…the brick of Boston's brownstones and gas street lamps. Even in the rain, this city is beautiful. With so many restuarants to chose from, it was nearly impossible to pick just one. We finally settled on Giacomo's because this place always seems to have a line outside it's door. You know you're in for a treat when people happily camp outside in the cold and pouring rain for chance to dine here. And it did not disappoint!Husband and I ordered the House Special…a dinner for two. We had no idea that it was enough food to actually feed five! Our dinner included a bed of linguine with the house sauce, topped with a full lobster...dozens of mussels…scallops…clams…shrimp and calamari. It was so much food! I must of had 4 plates of pasta and 3 glasses of wine! Husband ate even more then I did and we didn't even finish half. #leftovers  We decided to walk off some of our dinner, but that just lead to more food and wine! After a stop in the wine shop, we somehow found ourselves at Mike's Pastry. Mike's is a Boston institution so we had to make room for dessert with a few cannoli. They have every flavor of this classic Italian dessert so we couldn't pick just one! I think I need an extra workout or two to make up for this dinner date, but it's worth it. We loved exploring a new part of Boston together, especially since it involved so much good food.

Linking up with Biana 

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really fun dinner date! All of the food looks so good!

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    1. I gained a few pounds, but it was so worth it.

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  2. Yum! Italian was our favorite before Michael realized that gluten (or wheat, at least) was making him feel awful! I try to order pasta when I can to make up for us not going to those restaurants much anymore!

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    1. Actually, we had gluten free pasta in our dish. Have you ever tried it? One of my besties has Celiac Disease so I've had and made plenty of gluten free dishes and desserts. It's something to work around, but so many places are accommodating of gluten allergies today.

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  3. Wow, everything looks amazing! Boston is so on my bucket list. My husband and I always talk about taking a trip out that way and driving up the coast....someday...

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    1. I think that sounds amazing! We want to do an East Coast drive too and we already live here!

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  4. Those cannolis look delicious! My boyfriend used to live in the North End, and we always have fun going out there. So much good food! Bacco is definitely my favorite restaurant!

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    1. Oh, we will have to try Bacco next. There are so many spots there and it seems that they are all probably wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation.

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