Cold weather calls for comfort food, and there are few foods more comforting than spaghetti and meatballs. Luckily for Bostonians, there’s this neighborhood called the North End —maybe you’ve heard of it? — that’s chalk full of the stuff.
Don’t be fooled, though: The North End doesn’t have a monopoly on that sweet, sweet red sauce. (Okay, so most of the spots on this list are located in Boston’s Little Italy, but East Boston and the South End have thrown their hats in the ring, too.)
Unfortunately, not every great meatball in Boston comes paired with spaghetti. For a pleasing (and filling) meatball primo piatto without the pasta, head to Coppa in the South End, Tavolo in Dorchester, and, of course, Cantina Italiana in the North End.
But looking for the complete package? Without further adieu, here are the best spots in Boston proper for nourishing spaghetti and meatballs.
Note: Map points are listed geographically from north to south, not ranked.Read More