Carlo’s Cucina Italiana, Allston, MA

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We started our trip on the East Coast out right by eating at Carlo’s Cucina Italiana in Allston Village in Boston, Massachusetts. We flew from Houston to Boston and went straight to a record store in Allston so my husband could look for jazz records. The record shop owner recommended Carlo’s to us for a delicious meal in the neighborhood. This place did not disappoint. I have high expectations for Italian restaurants – I knew we were going to have a good meal at Carlo’s when we were greeted by several Italian speaking Bostonians. Our waiter’s name was Guitano and he immediately started talking to my husband in Italian. When he told one of the waitresses that his family was Calabrese she called him a “testadura,” meaning hard headed. He laughed and said he’d heard that his whole life.

We started our meal with the lobster ravioli pictured above. It was cooked perfectly and had a deep, homey flavor.

I had Melanzane alla Christiano, eggplant layered with spinach, ricotta and mozzarella cheese in a plum tomato sauce and my husband had Vitello Parmigiana, topped with fresh mozzarella in a plum tomato sauce.

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