photograph by Elise Sinagra
Everyone from movie stars to professional athletes is drawn to Nick Varano’s Italian steakhouse. Dress to impress, sink into one of the posh leather banquettes, order filet mignon with “Strega butter”—a mixture of fois gras and truffle marrow—and a perfect martini or something from the wine list packed with cult favorites, and negotiate the deal of the century.
Trade Center 128, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn, 781-933-3333, stregaprime.com
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Chef-owner Steve DiFillippo’s engaging personality and easy charm, not to mention award-winning food, makes the Lynnfield location, like all of his outlets, a hot spot for celebrities.
1250 Market St., Lynnfield, 781-944-4810, davios.com/lynnfield