Picco, a stylish pizza-and-ice-cream joint in the South End that uses organic ingredients and sources locally as much as possible, keeps it small.
WHAT TO GET: Caramel Swirl is one of the most popular flavors, but there's also Malt Brownie malted vanilla ice cream studded with chunks of brownies. Or try an adult float vanilla ice cream in a glass of raspberry lambic.
WHEN TO GO: There can be 20 people waiting on a summer evening, but they're fashionable South Enders, so who cares? Summer hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; between October and April, it closes at 10 p.m.
513 Tremont Street, Boston, 617-927-0066; www.piccorestaurant.com