Indulge in your fair share of pesce at these outstanding eateries
Mare (3 Mechanic St., 617-723-6273, mareoysterbar.com, pictured): Sup on raw oysters, fried clams, lobster rolls and other New England classics—as well as luxurious dishes like caviar, truffle-crusted tuna and baked stuffed lobster—in Mare’s sleek dining room or on one of the North End’s few outdoor patios.
AquaPazza (135 Richmond St., 857-350-3105, aquapazza-boston.com): An oyster bar and a tempting selection of crudo and small plates (scallop ceviche, anyone?) are highlights of this neighborhood newcomer.
North Square Oyster (5 North Square, 617-829-4975, northsquareoyster.com): Another newbie to the North End scene is this American seafood specialist in historic North Square, which offers a seasonally rotating selection of ocean treats (including oysters, of course) just steps away from the Paul Revere House.
Neptune Oyster (63 Salem St., 617-742-3474, neptuneoyster.com): A go-to for local shellfish lovers, Neptune’s cozy space has been a widely acclaimed, innovative seafood destination since 2004.
Il Molo (326 Commercial St., 857-277-1895, ilmoloboston.com): Appropriately located near the waterfront, Il Molo (or “the pier” in Italian) has been serving globally inspired, fresh seafood since it debuted last fall.