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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Sasso

116 Huntington Ave. (W. Newton St.) Send to Phone
617-247-2400
Lucca comes to the Back Bay in an even posher guise.
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Sasso Restaurant Review

: Outsiders could be forgiven for thinking Bostonians lacked appetites for anything beyond steak and pasta (with a little seafood thrown in for good measure); it does seem that when one chop shop or spaghetti joint closes, another invariably sprouts in its place. Such is the case with Sasso, the undeniably handsome sibling of the North End’s Lucca that fills the dramatic space formerly occupied by Blackfin. High-ceilinged, tony and masculine, it still resembles an urban steakhouse, but one look at the menu dispels any doubts---in fact it may trick you into thinking you’re right back at Lucca, laden as it is with thoughtfully contemporary, rather graceful takes on Italian classics: homemade gnocchi goes into earthy overdrive with truffles, roasted cauliflower, spinach and cipollini, while ravioli bolognese gains depth from the sweetness of golden raisins and carrots. Still, a bowl of pasta that crashes through the $20 ceiling had better knock you out along the way; we’re satisfied, but we’re still standing.

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