For the Boston North end meet up the only place I have been to is Dolce Vitae...been there twice, pretty good. It could atleast be a place to meet. It is kind of fun to walk around the North End and just check out places till we find one, especially if it is early.
Yep, that's a good one. There are a ton on Hanover street, I have tried both Bricco and Fiore with excellent results. You really can't go wrong. Maybe easiest to meet at Faneuil Hall and then walk up Hanover.
Can't wait for some great Italian!! Yum.