Its menu includes mostly new American fare and modern takes on old-fashioned items, including black garlic hummus, maple chili duck wings, roasted beets, beer-steamed mussels, a Cobb salad, burgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, steak frites, and, well, you get the picture.
“It’s a popular order because it’s so common in the cultures that many of our customers are a part of,” they report. “In a way, we’re helping to spread the dish to people who are not familiar with it as yet.”
Last year, we ran with some specific dishes and dining/drinking spots, and this year is no different, with an ambitious random sampling given below.
A quick look at the “other” Santarp’s
Inside Italo you’ll find a no-frills place that is strictly meant for takeout, with display cases of pastries and baked goods along with bread and pizza sitting behind the counter, while some Italian products such as olive oil, cookies, and pasta are displayed along the walls.
The vintage feel continues inside with the almost obligatory wood paneling, hissing radiators, narrow diner-like restaurant section, and old-fashioned bar area complete with a wood-paneled partition that separates the actual bar from another narrow dining area.
A decades-old pizzeria that few seem to know about
Old-School Pizzeria with Lots of Characters
A Cambridge Pizza Place That’s a (Very) Local Fave