Trattoria di Monica

67 Prince Street

Boston MA 02113

I have made my return to Boston! After an amazing semester away in Florence, with the best food and wine I will ever consume, I am happy to be going to the North End and continuing this quest. My dad and I are still determined to finish–even if we are going once a week (a problem he doesn’t seem to have hehe)

Anyway,

Starting my spring semester of sophomore year off today with the family in the North End for a celebratory “get outta my house” dinner. Just kidding, my mom and dad miss me dearly already, but I’m sure Logan is dreading my return. Anyway, after moving into St. Joes Res Hall with the help of my mom while Dad and Logan watched football in the JYC, we boarded the D line of the T to North Station. Walking from Haymarket we made it to Prince Street and saw Trattoria Di Monica. I had scowered many menus before deciding on this one, and anxiously anticipated it!

It is an extrememly cozy place with only a few tables and two waitresses. The atmosphere was great. The four of us looked at the menu and finally decided on our dinners, but then our waitress read over the specials and sold me on the meal I ended up getting. (I made the right choice btw). The others were not brave enough, but its not like they had a bad meal either. Everything was great!

My mom got the chicken picatta with roasted potatoes. She remarked that it was fabulous and the potatoes were spectacular.

My dad got the Gnocchi di Spinaci al Ragu di Maiale which was spinach and ricotta gnocchi in a braised pork ragout. He loved it. I tried the gnocchi and it was very good.

Logan, our seafood lover got calamari over linguine. It was a special as well. She also said she liked it but “I wanted to go to Bacco, I don’t care about trying new places”. I wouldn’t consider her review of anything tbh.
Now for the best part….my dish! I got the special, it was pan seared scallops with walnuts in a pesto cream sauce over papardelle pasta. Mmmm mmm good. It was a great meal to come back from Italy to–and sort of reminded me of Cinque Terre (which btw specializes in pesto and seafood)

The dish was supah good and I was very happy with my restaurant selection!

Ratings out of 5:

Atmosphere: 4

Service: 4.5

Food: 4 (also bread was v good)

Price: $$ (on the pricier side, but well worth it)

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