One of my favorite places in Boston.
Lets start with the good things: First the food is outstanding. For two we got: The Antipasto, a delicious mix of Italian cheese and sausages. Very good. Then Risotto. It's difficult to complain when the only fault of it is having too many mushrooms (I love to enjoy the rice on its own). The main course, the fish of the day: Branzino. Delicious!. Very simply prepared, just grilled in one piece with a plate of grilled peepers, carrots, potatoes,... The service, very nice and helpful (they prepared the fish for us). Excellent.
Why such an amazing place doesn't get 5 point? Not because it's expensive because I don't mind paying for good food. Not because they don't take reservations and you might have to wait. Not because it's so popular that the table next to you will look like they are in your own party. It's because I cannot understand how they can offer such poor desserts. Way to ruin a nearly perfect experience. Ice-cream really?. I know they have their home made option but in my three visits there they have always run out of it, and it has never been particularly late. That is a big disappointment.
I'll keep going there, I love the food and the experience ("Like being in a tiny restaurant in Italy" my partner described it). But I will never again be let down by their lack of options at the end, it will be their home made one or nothing.