Tuck into an easygoing but hearty dinner of
simple, fresh Italian at Zabaglione
(pictured) (10 Central St.,
Ipswich, 978-356-5466); its 10 tables fill up fast with
diners from all over the North Shore. And dont
bypass the artichoke ravioli if its on the menu.
Sleepover option The George Fuller House
Main St., Essex, 978-768-7766, $115-$175, kids welcome
at no extra charge) offers all the essentials of
a historic B&B (country decor, fireplaces, homemade
breakfasts, and private bathrooms) plus free wi-fi.
Robert Spencer for The Boston Globe