Once baseball is in full swing, this romantic dining joint transforms into a tub-thumping neighborhood block party.Truly one of Fenway's most-dazzling and delicately inviting hidden gems, Canestaro's atmosphere is a quaint and quiet haven where you and that special someone can indulge in traditional Italian cuisine... as long as the Sox aren't in town. Once baseball is in full swing, this romantic dining joint transforms into a tub-thumping neighborhood block party—recalling scenes from Fever Pitch.
On the menu you'll find delectables from typical pub fare to pizzas (toppings galore) and fine Italian dining, which can be enjoyed in the cozy dining room, bar area, or outdoor patio when it's warm. Locals rave about their homemade Italian-style pizzas and Sangria, along with the eclectic beer selection. If it's tradition you're after, I recommend the Frutti di Mare: shrimp, scallops, and mussels sautéed in white wine and garlic butter, served with lemon juice, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, and tossed with angel hair pasta—both portion and price were just right. Delizioso!
Canestaro has free parking around the back.
Chicken Parmesen, $14.95
Tortellini Bellissimo, $15.95
Frutti di Mare, $17.95
Specialty Pizzas, $14.95 to $18.95
Monday through Sunday, 11am to 10pm