Authentic Italian dining outside of the North End isn’t easy to come by in Boston, with a few notable exceptions. Hoping to add to that list is Mast’ Restaurant and Drinkery (45 Province St., 617-936-3800, mastboston.com). The name (a derivation of the Neapolitan term for “master of one’s craft”) and menu take their inspiration from southern Italy, so much so that the owners had a wood-fired pizza oven imported from Naples, Italy. Mast’ even boasts a chef hailing from that very same city. Local sensibilities are taken into consideration with the inclusion of a selection of raw oysters from the region, while the main attraction is the 900-degree oven, which turns out delectable pies in about two minutes. Lunch and dinner, along with late-night dining, are featured, along with a bar serving local and international craft beer, fine wines and creative cocktails.
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