It’s been a very good week for Barbara Lynch’s Italian lunch counter Sportello. On Monday, the restaurant was named as one of Saveur’s 12 Restaurants That Matter and now the New York Times has joined in the praise chorus. In The Moment, the Times’ fashion and lifestyle blog, Jill Santopietro gushes over the “heavenly” gnocchi and baccala puree. We have but one quibble: “Sportello, a casual bar serving simple Italian food in a culinarily starved section of town.” That may have been the case a few years ago, but Fort Point is now a regular restaurant row.
In Boston, Upstairs-Downstairs Dining [The Moment/NYT]