Restaurateur Salvatore Boscarino Dishes On His Favorite Haute Spots In Boston

Salvatore Boscarino knows what it takes for a restaurant to be successful. After all, as the managing partner of Navy Yard Hospitality Group, he has the key ingredients to three popular restaurants – ReelHousePier 6 & Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar.

Sal BoscarinoPhoto Credit: Salvatore Boscarino

We caught up recently with Boscarino to find out what he loves most about Boston.

Where were you born:  Middletown, CT

How long in Boston:  18 years

Neighborhood:  Allston

Occupation:  Restaurateur, Navy Yard Hospitality Group: (ReelHousePier 6 & Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar)

Favorite Restaurant: Biased here

Best Sushi: Genki Ya, Brookline

Best Italian:  Via Matta (RIP)

Best dessert:  JP Lick’s, Coolidge Corner

Best place for a romantic date:  Giulia in Cambridge

Best Sunday brunch:  Mistral

Best place for a power business meeting:  Oak Long Bar at the Fairmont Copley

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Fairmont Copley Plaza

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Bonobos

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches:

Favorite Charity Event:  Haymakers for Hope

Favorite Cultural Institution: USS Constitution Charlestown Navy Yard

Best Steakhouse: Mooo

Best Pizza: Santarpio’s, East Boston

Best Lunch:  Davio’s

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  Bruins Practice Facility

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber

Best Museum/Exhibit:  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Describe Boston in three words: Beautiful – Cultural – Clean

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: North End

All-around favorite spot in Boston:  Charles Street, Beacon Hill on a spring or fall day

Best Aspect of Boston:  The people and their love of our city