Smackdown - North End vs. Federal Hill
North End: Galleria Umberto (289 Hanover St., 617-227-5709), the busiest lunch place in the neighborhood, closes by 2:30 p.m. But in a few short hours it serves up countless orders.
Federal Hill: Roma (310 Atwells Ave., 401-331-5000, www.romaprov.com) is a market that moonlights as an evening trattoria. Pizza and calzones are a big part of the lunch menu, but Roma is known for its “Famous Original Italian Grinder.’’.
Advantage: Boston. Everyone from construction workers to well-dressed older women on a nostalgia trip back to the old neighborhood line up at Galleria Umberto.