Italian in Seaport District & South Boston

Modern and minimalist, this brainchild of Barbara Lynch fits right into this up-and-coming urban 'hood. At the sportello, or lunch counter, suited yuppies indulge in sophisticated soups and salads and decadent polenta and pasta dishes. It’s a popular spot, which means it’s usually a tight squeeze, but the attentive waitstaff ensure that everybody is comfortable and content.