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The Critics Ate Panini and Pizza This Week

At Ronsky’s in Chestnut Hill and Waypoint in Harvard

Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

The Boston Globe’s Sheryl Julian heads to Chestnut Hill to check out Ronsky’s, a new pop-up at The Street. Helmed by chef Ron Suhanosky, who once ran restaurants in Nantucket and New York, Ronsky’s has an Italian-inspired menu of panini, soups, and more. Julian calls the tomato-mozzarella panino with pesto "a perfect blend of good-tasting tomatoes (still!) with melting cheese and aromatic basil," and writes that the meatball sandwich is plump and juicy. The soups are mostly vegetarian or vegan, and Julian praises the Ribollita, made with black lentils, and the "stellar" bowl of minestrone. There are also accompaniments for coffee, including a bread pudding that "might be the best one you’ll ever eat."

Mat Schaffer visits Waypoint in Harvard Square for his latest Globe review, finding "delicious house-made breads" and a smoked whitefish pie that "is a bagel masquerading as a pizza." While the dishes are made for sharing, Schaffer writes that he will keep the Pemaquid mussels pasta for himself. He praises the whole roast chicken, which is "expertly cooked" and fork-tender. Schaffer notes that the desserts are excellent, including the chocolate sourdough cake with blackberry coulis and the hot cinnamon-sugar doughnuts.

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