Best Northern Italian Restaurants in Boston for Columbus Day

There is more than meets the pasta palate when it comes to northern Italian cuisine. The region’s fare distinguishes itself from traditional dishes with its reliance on creamy sauces, stuffed meats, fresh shellfish, rich risottos and velvety polentas. Boston is lucky to have its fair share of restaurants in the city that focus on the region’s most flavor filled cuisine. Here’s a look at the top five.