We went to this place after reading many trip advisor reviews. There are tons of italian restaurants in the North End and there are a few like Giacommo's and the Daily Catch that are on the main street and you will stand in line to get into. We didn't eat at either of those places so I can't comment on the food, but La Summa was located just off of the main street on a quiet street and we were able to sit down right away (we called for a reservation just about an hour before for a party of 10). The food was delicious. They have fresh pastas. The only complaint was that it was too hot in the restaurant. We were there on a very hot day and although the air conditioning was on, it did not feel like it. The small room in the back was cooler but couldn't accommodate our party. Several people in our party were so hot they couldn't really enjoy their meals which was a shame because the food was so good. So, beware on hot days. Otherwise, enjoy!