Old favorites in Boston
RINO’S PLACE located in an inauspicious three-story building in a residential section of East Boston, has been serving heaping plates of antipasti, calamari, pasta with red sauce, and other Italian specialties for 27 years. This family-run business must be doing something right, as there are lines out the door almost every evening, rain or shine.
“We waited in the alley in the thunderstorm for an hour,’’ said Cathy LaRoche, who traveled with her family from Templeton to try the signature dish, lobster ravioli. (Pictured at left is Rino’s pasta with lobster and scallops.) Tip: “Rino’s Special’’ combines chicken, veal, and shrimp in a brandy cream sauce. 258 Saratoga St., East Boston, 617-567-7412, www.rinosplace.com