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Sportello

348 Congress St. (Farnsworth St.) Send to Phone
617-737-1234 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Sportello puts a modern spin on the classic Italian lunch counter in the trendy Fort Point Channel neighborhood.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Sportello Restaurant Review

: Tucked away in an unobtrusive warehouse, Sportello offers a modest take on classic Italian trattoria fare. Barbara Lynch's casual restaurant features two U-shaped bars that are popular at lunchtime. At dinner, larger parties (five or more) can be seated at private dining tables. As for the food, potato gnocchi is made with mushroom ragù, while polenta is taken to a higher level with porcini and black truffle. Entrées are perfectly acceptable but don't break any new ground --- think spaghetti alla puttanesca with cauliflower and olives, roasted leg of lamb with Vidalia onion and roasted half chicken with broccolini. The midday meal is more of a surprise for the business crowd that flocks here for citrus-cured salmon, carne bruschetta with horseradish and the selection of Italian cheeses. The place also sells a variety of olive oils, honeys and pastas for at-home gourmets. Sportello is just above Lynch's innovative libation salon Drink, where bartenders whip up unique creations (there is no cocktail menu here), which makes it a convenient post-nightcap hangout.

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