Quattro serves Italian dishes that will knock your socks off! Casual, and comfortable, you'll feel welcome in this restaurant that presents a menu filled with Frank DePasquale's best dishes, expertly melding together these items to create a restaurant that turns out food to please most Italian cravings. Small in size, but big on satisfaction, Quattro features a simple marble bar that almost acts as a "chef's" table, giving diners a view into the happenings of the kitchen. Servers are well-trained and ready to please, offering suggestions to suit your mood. And with the backing of Bricco, Mare and Il Panino behind them, you can't go wrong with any of the appetizers, pizzas, pastas, meats or even seafood offerings. Share a perfectly topped pizza on light crispy crust, or dive into a plate of lemony Scampi. And meat lovers cannot go wrong with any of the savory selections.
Recommended for Take Out because: Quattro has a to-go window, open for lunch service where you'll find a stellar selection of their specialties to take home.
Jessica's expert tip: Order a selection from each category and share among your table. The lamb is a must try-seasoned to perfection, allowing the tender cut to melt in your mouth and leave behind just enough of a hint of garlic.
Whether you're an old pro at ordering and eating Thai food or a novice just trying it for the first time, you'll find just the dish for you at House of Siam. Order a red-hot spicy curry dish or opt for the milder Siam Splendor platter featuring beef, chicken, seafood, and veggies. The menu provides many soups, salads, curries, and seafood items, and of course the popular Pad Thai. Start with a selection of appetizers before your main course to get a solid sampling of what House of Siam has to offer. Enjoy a glass from the small wine list boasts varieties from around the globe. The interior decor features red walls, black and gold accents, and linen covered tables.
Recommended for Take Out because: House of Siam serves up heaping plates of excellent Thai food that can be ordered to go.
Jessica's expert tip: Start your meal with the House of Siam Combination and get a sweet and savory sampler of the best appetizers.
When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to checkout Mela. The restaurant is located in one of the area's mostpleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine.The menu at Mela features a wide array of great selections, madefrom only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sureto please every member of your group. Mela has establisheditself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure tooffer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit.Please stop in soon!
Recommended for Take Out because: Mela offers diners a fine selection of Indian food and they even deliver, bringing the take-out right to your door.
Jessica's expert tip: Enjoy the bargain priced brunch buffet if you can stay, or order a vindaloo to go.
Douzo Sushi is a combination sushi bar/cocktail lounge that allows diners to leave the traditional sushi scene behind and dine in modern elegance. The sleek banquettes, neutral tones, and cubic light fixtures that flank the interior space welcome guests to relax and enjoy the artfully prepared sushi that is showcased here. Douzo provides diners with some great options when it comes to combos for a crowd, and is priced right. Creative rolls and fresh sashimi are equally impressive and have a fan following. It is no wonder that South End residents flock to this sushi joint for take-out when they need a night in.
Recommended for Take Out because: Douzo is a popular sushi spot with locals for take out when the sushi craving hits but time inside is not an option.
Jessica's expert tip: Douzo prepares an excellent combo for a crowd.
Redbones serves Southern food that Southerners would eat. A menu filled with bbq favorites, like pulled pork and baby back ribs are rave worthy, and served in large portions to satisfy even the largest of appetites. The casual setting is the perfect place to toss back a couple craft beers. With more than 20 to choose from, Redbones makes it easy to enjoy a cold one while you wait for your table (reservations are not accepted). If dinner were not enough of a bargain (most meals fall in the low to mid teens) go for lunch, at 8.99 the combo plate can't be beat.
Recommended for Take Out because: Serving BBQ that can easily be packaged to go, Redbones lets you bring the BBQ to your couch.
Jessica's expert tip: Be prepared to get a little messy because this is a saucy BBQ spot.
Whatever you're looking for you are sure to find it at Cafe de Boston. Cafe de Boston is a marketplace eatery: a new expression of fast-casual dining blending made-to-order, self-serve and take-out fare. Cafe; de Boston offers several stations of diverse global cuisines, making it a convenient option for groups of people, families and travelers, all looking for something specific. The restaurant also accommodates a range of dietary needs (gluten-free, low-fat, vegetarian/vegan) by diligently labeling ready-to-eat dishes and preparing every item fresh according to their customers' specifications. Gluten-free options include: pizza, sandwich bread, frozen-yogurt, and a variety of self-serve Mediterranean meze items.
Recommended for Take Out because: Pack a to-go box with the fresh, healthy food form Cafe de Boston and enjoy it later without any guilt.
Jessica's expert tip: Indulge in the meze bar, filled with samples of Mediterranean delights you'll feel like you should be spending more; and late afternoon you'll even get a discount.
Nothing beats a big bowl of Pho when the weather is cold, or you feel a little under it. Pho Pasteur takes your Pho craving to a whole new level, you will want a bowl of their Pho anytime of year no matter how you feel. This Chinatown gem is focused on serving authentic Vietnamese food at super low prices. Nothing on the menu is more than $11 and all is prepared fresh and full of flavor. You'll often find this popular spot jam packed with locals who make Pho Pasteur a regular dining spot. Try something different from their extensive menu of specialties and you may just find a new favorite.
Recommended for Take Out because: Pho Pasteur offers up its specialties to go. Take home and reheat and you'll enjoy them just as much as if you dined in.
Jessica's expert tip: Don't be fooled by the unimpressive exterior or the lack of dazzling decor. Pho Pasteur serves spectacular food.
For well over 70 years, North Enders have enjoyed the tasty brick oven pies served at the original Pizzeria Regina, which may just serve the best pizzas in Boston. Go for the classic thin crust pie and adorn it with everything from roasted eggplant, ricotta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes to prosciutto and even crushed garlic. You will not be disappointed with this brick oven pie as it comes as close to Naples as you can get in Boston. With the option to dine in and enjoy a beer with your pizza or take out and eat it wherever you please, Regina Pizzeria is the one Boston pizzeria you should make a point of trying.
Recommended for Take Out because: Regina Pizzeria serves the best authentic Italian Pizza in the city, order it to go and take it home to enjoy alongside a movie.
Jessica's expert tip: Pizza like no other, add your favorite toppings, just not too many as you'll want to avoid weighing down the traditional crust.
Anna's Taqueria serves the bets burritos in Boston. The small dining spots are set up assembly line style and often have lines curling throughout the restaurant and out the door. A bargain under $10, you'll fill up on meat, veggies, rice and beans with all the toppings you please. Whether you want a burrito filled with the works, a lightly sauced taco or a crisply grilled quesadilla you'll be pleased by your finding at Anna's. Larger appetites (and those who prefer to to mix their foods together) will love the Mexican plate. Add a sweet drink and a plate of chips and guacamole to the mix and you'll have a full meal for here or to go.
Recommended for Take Out because: Anna's is inexpensive take out that fills you up and satisfies your craving for good Mexican street food.
Jessica's expert tip: The vegetable quesadilla is surprisingly satisfying, even for meat lovers.