Our inaugural Best of Patch contest kicks off this week with marinara on our mind and Chianti in our glass.
Belmont Patch wants to hear from you, so we invite you to vote for the restaurant that captures the essence of an authentic Italian meal, just like Nonna used to make.
Which restaurant prepares the perfect bowl of linguine vongole or the best osso bucco? And don't forget the Chianti...
Vote for your favorite Italian restaurant in the poll below, and tell us why in the comment section. (If we've left your fave off the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it.)
Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.