Editors’ Choice (TIE)
Chef/owner Anthony Caturano takes fish very seriously at this innovative Italian spot—after all, the name means tuna in Italian. From the tuna tartare to the crispy calamari breaded with semolina, and the Spaghetti Fra Diavolo, a tongue-tingling mix of sautéed shrimp cooked with spicy tomato sauce, shellfish stock, and chives, and tossed with house-made spaghetti, you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to check out the specials—they’re crafted from whatever is freshest every day.
175 North Ave., Wakefield, 781-486-3606, tonnorestaurant.com
This buzzy spot embraces its urban waterfront setting with a menu heavy on seafood, including a full raw bar, poke, and ceviche. Executive chef Adriano Silva has the same deft touch with cooked seafood, from a tender, beautifully plated grilled octopus to a thick piece of fresh, moist swordfish, served atop a slap of cauliflower. The scene is fun and festive, so get ready for delicious seafood with a side of revelry.
500 Ocean Ave., Revere, 781-629-1842, dryftrevere.com
Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall
It’s no wonder diners love Turner’s—the family has been serving up the freshest fish to North Shore denizens since James F. Turner, a Canadian immigrant, opened his wholesale seafood business in 1954. These days, nine Turners work in the family empire, protecting the legacy of heirloom recipes and top quality.
43 Church St., Salem, 978-745-7665, turners-seafood.com