IL Ponte – Woburn, Ma

I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0 – Sophia Loren

Quick story – my husband was born and raised in Italy. This means that we are incredibly picky about our Italian food, and we have found a handful of spots in Massachusetts that have our hearts and our stomachs. IL Ponte is one of those spots, previously a different restaurant that we also loved, it was taken over by Chef Beni and his family and we couldnt have been happier.  We have been following Chef Beni for years, since he was an executive Chef elsewhere. There is no doubt in our minds that Chef Beni is one of the best Chefs we know and makes incredible Italian food. Not only is the food amazing at IL Ponte, but we are always welcomed with open arms, a kiss on the cheek and a conversation ( if he isn’t too busy 🙂

One of these days, I am going to do an in depth story on Chef’s we encounter, but until then just know – when you visit il Ponte, you are visiting a section of Italy in your backyard. Innovative, delicious and such a fresh take on Italian cuisine, you will never regret a meal there.

We have been going since they opened, so this post is quite late, but also because they are already so popular I didn’t want to make it harder on myself when we try to get reservations!! I love sharing my food adventures with you all, but honestly sometimes I too want to keep things close to my chest until I feel ready to write haha. Enjoy the photos and descriptions below and if you haven’t already made a reservation by the time you finish reading this sentence, you better once you have seen the food.


Housemade Bombolone: this is like a donut – the accompaniments had the perfect sweet and citrus flavors

This was a special seafood pasta dish the night we went

Bruschetta with honey, pistachio and whipped ricotta ( HEAVEN)

This was a special pesto pasta the night we went

This was a special like squash carpaccio – INCREDIBLE

They also have delightful cocktails!

Have you made your reservation yet? Okay I am done, but writing this post made me want to go back again very soon.



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