Let's start by saying that I lived in Italy for 15 years and have been going to Liguria for every summer I've lived there. Therefore, I can say with some confidence that I know the local cuisine and learned to appreciate it...
Well finding prides early this summer was such a treat! This is truly a "hidden jewel" in the greater Boston area. The chef/owner Paolo has been cooking at a restaurant in CA and recently moved to MA. He won the award for the best Pesto in the world competition in Genova, Italy.
Every time I go I start off with the traditional Recco focaccia that is a MUST try there, if you like a light dough with a delicious cheese that is the dish to order. Their menu changes on a daily basis and its based on what the chef finds that day at the market.
On top of the great menu there are always some awesome specials to choose from. If you have a table in the main dining room you may be lucky and see the chef on the "pasta table" making homemade pasta right there in front of you! That was quite the scene!
I won't even go too much into detail describing the Pesto since the chef's fame speaks for itself... Its AWESOME!
Definitely a place where I go back happily every time and I only wish it was closer to Boston.
Plus now they also just opened a little pizza place two blocks down the street that its as close as you can get to the real pizza you get in Naples!