1st) Francesco d'Amuri, L'Orcio
For Francesco d'Amuri, it all started with a vacation. As a teenager visiting his native Italy's northern region of Emilia Romagna, d'Amuri decided he didn't want to go home. So he got a job working in the kitchen at a restaurant, washing dishes. Emilia Romagna led d'Amuri to Tuscany, Florence, Umbria, Cortona and Rome — cooking everywhere from cafés to the captain's dining room for the Italian Army — all the way to State Street, where he crafts thoughtful, eclectic variations on traditonal Italian cuisine at L'Orcio, the restaurant he co-owns with his wife, Alison DeRenzi.
806 State St.
2nd) Bun Lai, Miya's Sushi
68 Howe St.
3rd) Chef Silvio Suppa, Cafe Allegre
725 Boston Post Road