If you’ve ever wanted to live in a loft apartment in a converted factory space, but you’re not a 12-year-old who magically transforms into adult Tom Hanks, lands a job at a toy company, and then enters into a (let’s be real here) sexually confusing relationship with Elizabeth Perkins, then head to Cinquecento in the South End. There isn’t a giant trampoline in this former factory space, but there is a really fun Italian restaurant that makes great rigatoni with fennel sausage. It’s especially great in the summer when they open up a giant patio in the courtyard of the building.
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Mida is a nice Italian restaurant with an opera singing bartender on the South End/Roxbury border.
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SRV in the South End is a great Italian restaurant with plenty of room, outdoor space, and pasta.
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