Northshore Magazine

November 2014

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ORZO TRATTORIA Orzo Trattoria is one of those delightful, yet unexpected culinary finds. Located in a North Andover shopping plaza, it is surprisingly sophisticated with spot-on renditions of all the traditional Italian favorites dished up in a roomy, well-appointed dining room. Fresh- from-the-sea fish arrives daily, and is a hit with regulars and newcomers alike. Additionally, a comprehensive catering menu and services garner generous accolades. • 1085 Osgood Street (Rte 125), North Andover, 01845, (978) 686-6921, $$ SALVATORE'S From Lawrence to Boston to Andover—Salva- tore's is making moves and stirring appetites in many neighborhoods. Exciting menu op- tions catapult their passion for fine food onto every plate. The freshest ingredients are used in the most efficient ways, making for quick- service quality dining. Creative, warm décor and delectables like the all-natural, grass-fed veal and buffalo mozzarella from Campania make Salvatore's an irresistible destination. • 354 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, 01843, (978) 291-0220, $$ TUSCAN KITCHEN In lieu of a trip to Italy, an evening spent dining at Tuscan Kitchen might stem the tide of Old World culinary cravings. For more than 25 years Joe Faro has been perfecting artisan Italian dishes. His many visits to the country's diverse regions have helped turn his restaurant into an authentic tribute to the motherland. Dishes from Toscana, Umbria, Veneto, Piemonte, and Sicilia are prepared with careful, knowledge- able hands. For a heaping helping of Italy's best flavors, Tuscan Kitchen spoons 'em out. Opening a Burlington location soon! • 67 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079, (603) 952-4875, tus- $$$ YANNALFO'S There's a thrill in the air at the mention of a new Italian restaurant in Marblehead. Des- cribed as "incredibly warm and inviting," it boasts an intimate setting that is designed for diners to feel more like "friends" than customers. Yannaflo's is making a saucy splash that North Shore Italian lovers are soaking up with their great bread. • 261 Washington Street, Marblehead, 01945, (781) 990-1456, $$ MEDITERRANEAN ITHAKI MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE Well-appointed dining rooms, fresh flowers, soft Dijon colored walls, an annular tile-backed bar, and simple banquettes make Ipswich's Ithaki the pinnacle of charm. Mediterranean master chef and owner Petros Markopoulos crafts ambrosial dishes. Using organic flour and eggs for his pasta and importing olives, feta cheese, and olive oil from Crete are just a few of the ways Markopoulos highlights his homeland's bounty. Bread spreads and pita chips, a deluxe raw bar, huge Gulf shrimp, little neck and cockle clams, nicely spiced falafel, and pistachio baklava—are a few mentionables on the list of YOU-HAVE-TO-TRY-THIS Ithaki delights. • 25 Hammatt Street, Ipswich, 01938, (978) 356- 0099, $$$ THE GRAPEVINE A recently unveiled new menu and fresh interior renovations have given rise to a whole new Grapevine. Chef Tim Caldwell has re-imagined Mediterranean- influenced cuisine, making his steak tartare, OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Sunday - Wednesday 11:30AM - 9PM Thursday - Saturday 11:30AM - 10PM, Bar open until Midnight 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester MA | 978-282-9799 | Expanded Waterfront-Deck Dining • Innovative New Menu Fabulous Daily Specials • Heated Deck Dining • Spacious Bar Signature Cocktails & Martinis • World Famous Lobster Roll COME FOR THE MENU. STAY FOR THE VIBE. The ownership and staff of Seaport Grille invite you to dine with us. We take pride in preparing all of our menu items with only the freshest ingredients and possess a shared passion to deliver superior food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. B O N S B E S T 2014 n o r t h s h o r e of P A L M E R S R E S T A U R A N T & T AV E R N 1 8 E L M S T. A N D O V E R , M A 9 7 8 - 4 7 0 - 1 6 0 6 P A L M E R S - R E S T A U R A N T. C O M E A S Y E V E N T P L A N N I N G 1 . R E S E R V E R O O M ( 3 t o c h o o s e f r o m ) 2 . C H O O S E M E N U ( g r e a t s e l e c t i o n s ) 3 . H AV E F U N ( w e ' v e g o t i t c o v e r e d )

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