On Thursday, August 11, the BBA's International Law Section will be holding a welcome reception for a visiting delegation of Italian lawyers. Our guests got BBA Week thinking about Italy, and more specifically, Italian food, so we asked:

"What is your favorite Italian restaurant?"

If you would like to respond to a future Voices of the Bar, make sure you send a headshot, and contact Eric Fullerton at efullerton@bostonbar.org.


Lawrence DiCara – Nixon Peabody
"Ristorante Toscano, on Charles St., both because the food is excellent and because I represented them in the SJC case which resulted in their being awarded an all alcoholic beverages license."

Bette Roth – Mediator - Arbitrator
"My favorite Italian restaurant in the world is La Prepositura in Trevi, Italy (Umbria).  Beautiful and beyond delicious.  In this country, it's Kuleto's in San Francisco.  Locally, La Summa in the North End has a very good traditional menu and you don't have to wait too long for a table."

Steven Clark - Flynn & Clark, PC
"When it comes to Italian restaurants, my current favorite (and a favorite of the neighborhood locals) is Vinoteca di Monica in the North End. For a special occasion this summer, you can't go wrong with their grilled shrimp bruschetta, spicy lobster fra diavolo, and a bottle of vino from their impressive wine list."


Ellen Kief – Law Office of Ellen Kief
"Since we are welcoming a visiting delegation of Italian lawyers, I suggest instead of competing with Italian fare from Italy, we introduce our visitors to our new local Boston - Legal Harborside Restaurant on Liberty Wharf.  If Italian fare is a must… then Davide Restaurant in the North End or Scoozi Restaurant on Newbury Street or Commonwealth Ave. Bon Appetito!"

Karen K. Greenberg - Konowitz & Greenberg, P.C.
"My favorite Italian restaurant????? Too many to choose from.  My sage advice is to go the North End, blind folded… (Bring a friend or two) and any restaurant you choose will be a winner…"

Nancy Weissman – Attorney at Law
"Osteria delle Belle Donne, 16 via delle Belle Donne, Florence for excellent, unpretentious Tuscan fare.
The waiters are so tolerant that when I requested "per la cena sta sera, una camera per sedici persone" they didn't bat an eye.  I'd asked for a room for sixteen people for dinner, and they simply offered a table instead. 
"forse una tavola? is the catch phrase on the Street of Beautiful Ladies,  and there's a high water mark on the building on the corner from the November 1966 flood."