Famed restaurateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano bring their Southern Italian specialties to Encore Boston Harbor, via Boston’s North End. Look for all the traditional favorites and save room for a cannoli.
Skip the traffic and spend rush hour at Fratelli with a four-course meal from 4–6 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. For $49.95, enjoy any appetizer on the full menu, any pasta as a mid-course and a choice of four classic entrées such as marinated Tuscan sirloin steak tips and 7-spice brick chicken. Save room for dessert, as every meal ends on a sweet note with Chef’s house made tiramisu.
Two friends met in Boston’s North End as friends and their Italian roots and passion for food brought them together as family. Both acclaimed Italian restaurateurs throughout Boston, they now come together to present Fratelli–a world-class Italian restaurant and unparalleled experience.
Fratelli offers a full seafood raw bar including local oysters, Alaskan king crab legs, little neck clams, shrimp cocktail and tuna and salmon crudo. Fratelli also serves pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, “under the brick” chicken, veal and more.
The zucchini flowers are stuffed with goat cheese and lemon zest, lightly fried, served with tempura zucchini chips and a roasted garlic aioli. The lobster fra diavolo is made with whole Maine lobster, lobster fumet and colino cherry tomatoes, tossed with homemade linguini pasta. The Nerano, inspired from the Amalfi coast of Italy, is made with zucchini pasta, fresh zucchini, provolone del Monaco and finished with shaved parmigiano. Be sure to save room for the “tableside” tiramisu.
The most famous of all is the espresso martini, which was created in the North End of Boston. Fratelli has an extensive list of one-of-a-kind cocktails including “Pear of Brothers” (a twist on a pear martini), “Poker Face” (a version of a mule) and “Ciao Bella” (a play on an Old Fashioned). Also be sure to check out their vault selections on the wine list, consisting of extremely hard-to-find wines from Italy, France and California.
Fratelli offers its entire menu until 11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. In addition to the dinner menu, Fratelli offers a Neapolitan-style pizza and calzone menu on Friday and Saturday nights from 11:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m.