You've just got to love this shoebox-size place—for the noise, the intimacy, the complete absence of pretense, and, above all, the food, which proved so popular, it spawned two other locations (one in Brookline and another in Boston's Seaport area). Compact and brightly lighted, this storefront restaurant has been a local staple for 40 years and for good reason. With garlic and olive oil forming the foundation for almost every dish, this cheerful, bustling spot specializes in big skillets of calamari dishes, black squid-ink pastas, and linguine with clam sauce, that all would seem less perfect if served on fine white china versus the actual cooking pan that's placed in front of you with an efficient flourish as soon as it leaves the stove.
Nov 22, 2009
Though I had read about the Daily Catch, we were drawn to this tiny restaurant by the delicious smells wafting out. We had a fantastic lunch, particularly those of us who had the squid pasta. It was so good that we returned for lunch here the following day, and we are pretty discriminating diners.
Nov 25, 2008
With Giacomo's, one of the two best Southern Italian seafood spots in the North End. Also one of the tiniest restaurants in Boston, so expect a wait. Please note that the Daily Catch outpost in the Waterfront area by the Courthouse is miles below the North End location and a must to avoid.
May 3, 2007
For dinner the least expensive was fish and chips for 16.50. Other than the price it was great. Went there about 5:30 and had a nice quiet meal. Walking by the Barking Crab you could here the noise level was very high. I had met someone I had not seen in nearly 2 years and we wanted a chance to talk, so this was perfect. And the view was great. The waiter was very helpful with our dietary problems. Took a walk up to Fanieul Hall for desert