The sun shines on North Washington St. & Joe Tecce's Again!!!
WOW!!! Has anyone been to Joe Tecce's in The North End lately? First let me begin by telling you about the new development on North Washington St.. The entire area has been completely transformed from a ""coketown"" to a ""metropolis paradise"". Wide open park spaces, a front row view of the Zaikin bridge, and easily accessible from all angles. We haven't been there for years due to the horrific traffic jams that have plagued that area for years, but now you can see the downtown skyscrapers, garden center, and charleston in one panoramic view There was convenient valet service we where taken aback at the sight of the huge patio that ran the length of the edifice slated to open the following night. A new towering canopy in majestic burgundy sporting the Joe Tecce emblem, and they've torn down the walls and installed sliding glass doors, breathtaking. We where greeted graciously and immediately sat window side. The flower boxes on the patio where in full bloom. The bread was fresh Italian accompanied by grated Parmesan cheese, butter, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil. and bread sticks. An excellent bottle of Pinot grigio which we had to literally spell out for the tyro-English speaking Russian server that was on a student exchange. Antipasti was loaded with salmi, ham, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, tuna, eggs, garlic and oil mushrooms. We shared the Zuppa de Pecces, A seafood medley of mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, everything under the sea. in a tantalizingly tomato broth over pasta al dente, needless to say we had our server box most of the meal. Dessert called for the cannoli and tirimasu and espresso, delightful. The renovations have not reached the washrooms though, which are located down stairs Joe Tecce's has not lost any of its old-world charm & charisma with all its different eclectic rooms remain in tact. Kudos to Salvadore Tecce for bringing his father and family's legacy into the 21st century and a the New North End.