The Daily Catch
323 Hanover St
(between Lathrop Pl & Prince St)
Boston, MA 02113
For July 4th weekend, I went back to Boston for the first time since I left after graduation. I have accumulated at least 10 favorites in Boston but since we were only in the city for 24 hours, I had to pick the all-stars, one of which is The Daily Catch. The Daily Catch is a tiny restaurant in the North End that seats exactly 20 – not one more. The space is completely packed and is run by three people: the chef, a waiter, and a washer. Hyper efficient. According to its website, this North End location first opened in 1973 (DECADES ago!).
We got to the restaurant around 5:30pm and didn’t get to eat until about 7:00pm. That’s how great this place is. Was it worth it? Abso-effing-lutely.
I started with a Moretti, a light and fruity Italian beer that E.C. introduced to me. I’m normally a wine girl but the fizz and lightness of this beer went perfectly with the pastas we had. Definitely ordering another when I get the chance.
LAW and I sat at a table while E.C., S.C., H.W., and S.S. sat at another. The place was too small to accomodate all six of us together. So LAW and I shared the Calamari Scampi ($10.75), which is fresh calamari sautéed with butter, garlic, oil, lemon, and white wine. It was deliciously fragrant and an excellent alternative to the fried calamari I normally get. The squid was chewy and tender. Delicious. Continue reading The Daily Catch, the one Boston restaurant that beats any NYC Italian restaurant.