Leave your preconceived notions about heavy Italian food at the door when you visit newly opened Casareece. Their Mediterranean fare focuses on what’s fresh and local, and the result is a menu of food that celebrates the lighter side of Italian cuisine. Start with pan roasted mussels or clams, or a caprese salad made with the simplest ingredients. The pastas are a must — they’re all made daily in house, and are topped with options like basil pesto, rich Bolognese or San Marzano tomatoes. Most of the pastas certainly constitute a meal when tossed with seafood or meat, but they also have traditional entrees like veal saltimbocca or parmigiana to make your decision on what to order especially tough. Expect a relaxed, café-style setting and especially warm service complements of an accommodating wait staff. Casareece is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and it’s easy to locate in
Boston’s Little Italy has lots of different dining styles, but there’s something truly special about the newly opened Table. This small homestyle restaurant offers one or two nightly seatings, with a multi-course meal for one flat price. Chef and owner Jen Royle presents her favorite dishes, much like a loving aunt serves her family. Dish after dish pours out of the kitchen, from appetizers to fresh seafood, rich pastas, traditional meat courses and finally, a classic dessert. Dinner is currently available from Thursday through Saturday only, and Table is also a dry restaurant (BYOB is prohibited). There’s a Sunday brunch starting at 11 a.m., with self-serve coffee and multiple courses of sweet and savory breakfast fare. Be sure to make reservations and contact the team in advance if you have dietary restrictions. Table is also available for group dining and private events.