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Caffe Italia

With some of the best homemade pasta around — try the buttery lobster ravioli, with creamy ricotta cannoli for dessert — and an espresso bar with a truly European feel, Caffe Italia has earned the right to be haughty. But you're in East Boston, where pretension is decidedly declasse. Though always professional, the wait staff makes everyone who walks through the door feel like a regular pulling up a seat at the neighborhood diner. And if you're in the mood for conversation, your server will likely be game.

$12.95-$15.95; 150 Meridian Street, East Boston, 617-569-1800

(Wiqan Ang/Boston Globe)
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