There are a lot of decent but over-hyped places on Hanover that aren’t worth fighting the crowds for. This is especially the case when you could be eating at Artu, where you can pretty much always get a table as a walk-in. The traditional red sauce menu isn’t particularly exciting, but much of the pasta is homemade and it gets the job done.
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Regina Pizzeria in the North End is the original and best location of Boston’s most famous pizza.
Neptune Oyster is a ridiculously popular oyster bar in the North End. It’s worth it if you can get in.
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Forcella is a tiny North End Italian spot that’s worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood.
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