Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ristorante Fiore, Boston MA

Vis New England, New York State and Washington DC on Enjoy Food & Travel 2006 - 2010 i et større kart
We had lunch our last day in Boston in the city's North End, heavily influenced by Boston's Italian population. Ristorante Fiore located on Hanover Street promise authentic Italian cuisine, but its pizza does not match the simplicity of the Italian kitchen.

Rating Ristorante Fiore: BBBB (3,98 points) 
  • Location: BBBB
  • Service: BBBB
  • Interior & atmosphere: BBBB+
  • Food: BBBB-
  • Wine: BBBB
Ristorante Fiore is situated at one of the main streets of the North End, Hanover street and is easy to locate of you that do want to visit it, as it is just a few minutes walk from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

The interior - you have seen it all before in other Italian restaurants
Hanover street has no wow-factor. If you want to find a more romantic place to eat, you are adviced to look for a restaurants in one of the smaller sidestreets.

When entering Ristorante Fiore, you immediately knew that you were in an Italian restaurant. The interior was more or less the same as most others you have visited around the world, predictable and boring.

Beige walls, light wood in constructions and furniture, traditional painted artworks - you had seen it all before.

The tables were elegantly set at Ristorante Fiore,  well apart from other tables, set with white table cloths, napkins, wine glasses, china and cutlery.

We were well taken care of by the staff at Ristorante Fiore and given a table in the dining room. We were given our own waiter, a Russian, who was a little over eager, without being particularly friendly. We did not have to wait long to order, and we were served without delay.
Pizza con Salsiccia Fresca e Cipolla
I ordered a Pizza con Salsiccia Fresca e Cipolla, topped with fresh tomato sauce, onions, homemade spicy sausages and mozzarella cheese ($15). I was served an enormous pizza with a thick outer crust and filling in abundance.

The tomato sauce was on the bitter side, i.e. it had not enough sugar. The salsiccia was added as sausage meat, rather than spicy sausage in slices. The outer crust was deliciously crispy, but the rest of the crust was a little soggy, rather than the delicious crispy crust of the genuine Italian pizza.

All in all, it was a good pizza, but rather an American style pie with much topping, than the Italian, where you use less tomato sauce and just a few good ingredients.

I ordered a glass of red wine, I asked for a merlot, but was served a Chianti, a light red wine, not completely my choice, but well suited for Italian food.

Ristorante Fiore is a good Italian restaurant, but it served American style pizza, but it may well serve other good and authentic dishes. I would, however, do some research and find one of the smaller family run restaurants in the North End. I have had excellent food served there during earlier visits.   

Ristorante Fiore

250 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113
Phone: (617) 371-1176

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Ristorante Fiore is rated as 303 out of 1553 restaurants in Boston
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