Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Parla is a hip new addition to the North End. Located among the mainstays on Hanover Street, it's tiny and tucked away with a cozy bar in the back, pressed tin ceilings overhead and vintage artwork lending a 1920's vibe. The signage is displayed on the interior, illuminating the space with retro neon bulbs, adding to the speakeasy-eqsue ambiance. (Pretty sure it has been flying under the radar since it opened in April.) My visit was way back in May with some of the first friends I met through blogging. This was one of those lovely catch up and share everything dinners - with the always present bottle of bubbly rose, crowd pleasing appetizers, refined cocktails and dressed up versions of classic pasta dishes. It was nice to reconnect while discovering splendid new offerings in a neighborhood we all love. 

Cocktail | Sacco & Vanzetti - rye, blackberries, peychaud bitters
Small Plates | Wild Boar Meatballs and Braised Oxtail Arancini
Antipasti |  Buratta Fritta - eggplant caponata, balsamic reduction, red pepper puree
 Pasti | Lobster & Uni Ravioli - homemade ricotta, lemon cream, diced tomatoes, fava beans, garden peas
Squid Ink Gnocchi - wild boar ragu, basil, parmesan, garlic bread puree.    
Quail Egg Carbonara - panchetta and spinach

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  1. Looks amazing! Great pictures! I've been wanting to check Parla out for a while ;)

  2. meatballs, arancini, and lobster ravioli. SOLD. i'm drooling.

  3. I've wanted to go here! Seems like a fun and different (change of pace from standard Italian there) spot in the North End.

  4. Aw! So many memories of such a fun night!! With such good food!

  5. I ate in the North End twice last week (not sure how that happened) and I walked by Parla and thought, "I really should check that place out." You've confirmed that I need to!

  6. Wow! The North End keeps getting better. How can that be? This is mouthwatering food.