Rino's is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

1. Rino's

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Italian Restaurant · Central Maverick Square - Paris Street · 257 Saratoga St, Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Looking for great Italian food with even greater prices? Look no further. Rino's has been featured on a few TV shows. Paninis are popular at lunch, and the Shrimp Scampi is a must for dinner. Read more.

Santarpio's Pizza is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

2. Santarpio's Pizza

8.9
Pizza Place · Jeffries Point · 111 Chelsea St (at Porter St), Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Established in 1903, Santarpio's is probably East Boston's most famous restaurant. With delicious traditional pizza and a friendly, family-feeling atmosphere, you really can't go wrong. Read more.

Oliveira's Steakhouse is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

3. Oliveira's Steakhouse

7.4
Brazilian Restaurant · Central Maverick Square - Paris Street · 297 Chelsea St, Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: A must for meat lovers. Pay a fixed price for an all-you-can-eat buffet, or weigh your plate and pay by the ounce. Brazilian meats, juices, and desserts offer truly exciting, delicious flavors. Read more.

Jeveli "Terminal J Lounge" is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

4. Jeveli "Terminal J Lounge"

7.4
Italian Restaurant · Harbor View - Orient Heights · 387 Chelsea St (at Bennington St), East Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Since 1924 four generations of Jevelis have kept this family restaurant going strong. With a devoted clientele that will always come back for more, Jevelis has anything you want -- and it's delicious Read more.

Rincón Limeño Restaurant is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

5. Rincón Limeño Restaurant

7.9
Peruvian Restaurant · Harbor View - Orient Heights · 409 Chelsea St, Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Try the seco de cabrito (Peruvian style lamb stew), cau-cau (Mondongo or tripe stew accompanied by rice), or plato montanero (grilled steak with rice, beans, fried pork, egg, plantains, and salad). Read more.

Angela's Café is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

6. Angela's Café

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Mexican Restaurant · Eagle Hill · 131 Lexington St (at Brooks St.), East Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Start off with some flautas, then try the albondigas (ground beef stuffed with boiled egg and cheese, cooked in a chipotle sauce), and end your meal with a traditional or chocolate flan. Read more.

Saigon Hut is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

7. Saigon Hut

Vietnamese Restaurant · Eagle Hill · 305 Meridian St, Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: A tribute to the large Southeast Asian community in the area, Saigon hut offers an intimate setting for a delicious meal. A vast menu includes a vegetarian section. Read more.

Piers Park, East Boston, Ma is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

8. Piers Park, East Boston, Ma

Park · Eagle Hill · 95 Marginal St, East Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: With a 600-foot promenade, outdoor activities and a beautiful view of Boston, this park is a great way to spend your time outside. Read more.

Piers Park Sailing Center is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

9. Piers Park Sailing Center

Harbor / Marina · Jeffries Point · 95 Marginal St (Cottage & Marginal), East Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: While at Piers Park, take advantage of the Sailing Center. Lessons for all levels are available. Superb access to the Inner Harbor and Harbor Islands makes this area one of Boston's best for sailing Read more.

LoPresti Park is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

10. LoPresti Park

Park · Central Maverick Square - Paris Street · Sumner St. (btwn Sumner & New), East Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Another great place for outdoor recreation. Play a game of softball or even go fishing on the waterfront, all with a fantastic view of the Boston skyline Read more.

Belle Isle Reservation is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

11. Belle Isle Reservation

Other Great Outdoors · Harbor View - Orient Heights · Bennington Street, East Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: This large salt marsh offers a wonderful look at wildlife that you would usually not see within city limits. Read more.

Constitution Beach is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

12. Constitution Beach

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Beach · Homer St. (at Coleridge St.), Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: If you don't want to go all the way to the Cape for some great beach time, just head to Constitution Beach. A new bathhouse, tennis courts, handball courts and a picnic area make this spot extra fun. Read more.

Boston Public Library - East Boston Branch is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

13. Boston Public Library - East Boston Branch

Library · Eagle Hill · 276 Meridian St, Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: The East Boston Branch Library was established in 1869 as the first municipally supported branch library in the country. It houses a vast collection of books on the history of Boston. Read more.

Condor Street Urban Wild is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

14. Condor Street Urban Wild

Park · Eagle Hill · Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Features meadow grasses and salt marshes, as well as a boardwalk, walking paths, and a viewing platform overlooking Chelsea Creek. Read more.

Suffolk Downs is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

15. Suffolk Downs

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Racetrack · Harbor View - Orient Heights · 111 Waldemar Ave, East Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: A historic thoroughbred racetrack, open since 1935. In recent years it has also become a venue for concerts. Read more.

Madonna Shrine is one of Getting to Know: East Boston.

16. Madonna Shrine

Spiritual Center · Harbor View - Orient Heights · 111 Orient Ave, Boston, MA

BU TodayBU Today: Definitely the most iconic site in East Boston, the Madonna was built in 1954. It is located atop Orient Heights and offers great views of the downtown skyline. Masses are held Thursdays at 10:30AM Read more.