Sorellina in Back Bay feels like the dining hall on the secret spaceship that’s waiting to take all the rich people to Mars moments before the planet is destroyed. That is to say it’s a polished, high-end place where people in nice clothes eat pasta. The price point reflects the clientele, but if you have a special occasion coming up, or you’re just trying to get rid of all your money before backpacking around the world, it’s a good place to get some great pasta or red meat entrees. We liked the chestnut cavatelli with wild boar best.
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