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Boston Has So Many Italian Restaurants

Plus, a glitzy steakhouse debuts in Back Bay — and other top stories from the week

Paccheri garnished with a meaty short rib ragu and a sprig of rosemary sits on a white plate on a dark background
Paccheri with short rib ragù at Gran Gusto
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As the week draws to a close, here’s a look back at the most-read stories this week, from the area’s best Italian food to the forthcoming arrival of a popular Japanese udon chain:

  1. Where to Eat Italian Food in Boston: It’s not all about the North End (but okay, sure, there’s a lot of good Italian food in the North End).
  2. Back Bay’s New Steakhouse Has More Than 12,500 Bottles of Wine: Here’s a look inside Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, now open at the Pru.
  3. Kenmore Square Is Getting a Popular Japanese Noodle Chain: Tsurutontan will bring udon to the Hotel Commonwealth.
  4. Pizza Bagels Are Coming to Medford: Goldilox Bagels could open this fall.
  5. Chestnut Hill Loses a Taste of California-Meets-New-England: And more dining news from Boston’s suburbs and beyond.
  6. New Food Truck Lets America’s Test Kitchen Fans Eat What They Saw on TV: Plus, the North End mulls banning chains in general, and more news.
  7. Crawl Through Cambridge and Somerville for Hot Dogs (and More July Food Events): All the local food and drink events you’ll actually want to attend.
  8. Where to Eat Fried Fish Sandwiches on Massachusetts’ North and South Shores: It’s like fish and chips, only on a bun (which is to say, better).
  9. Popular Portland Brewery Builds Wild Beer Haven in Central Maine: And other regional food and beverage updates from New England, beyond the borders of Massachusetts.
  10. Back Bay’s Neapolitan Pizza Options Increase This Week: Orá Trattorizza is now open.

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