Growing up in the North End, Boston’s “little Italy,” food was the focal point of everything. Before we got out of bed in the morning, we could hear the flap of the pasta on the rolling pin. Our mother would cook all day for both sides of the family and every night we would have a big crowd at the table. We’d talk about food, we’d eat it, and talk about it some more. It was our center, our connection to Italy, our love. We never lost that feeling of “food is love,” and that’s why after running a successful beauty salon/spa for 21 years, we decided to share our love.
In 2005 we opened a restaurant just one block from where we grew up, serving the simple Italian food we ate as children. Three weeks before we opened Nebo Cucina & Enoteca, we brought our mother into the restaurant to teach us her and her mother’s recipes. The problem was, she never wrote anything down, it was “a little of this, a little of that.” So as she cooked, we grabbed the ingredients out of her hand, measure them, and took detailed notes. We are not classically trained chefs, but chefs who cook with our hearts and souls for friends, neighbors, and visitors alike, serving our favorite childhood dishes from the Puglia region of Italy along with an extensive collection of Italian wines and spirits.
Our newest creation, Nebo Cucina & Enoteca, is located at the crossroads of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods. Nebo is a perfect spot for lunch, dinner or cocktails. From our patio, you can see the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston’s gorgeous skyline. A short walk from the New England Aquarium, the Children’s Museum and Seaport with easy access to South Station and Downtown Crossing, there are plenty of ways to reach us!
-Head chefs and owners Carla & Christine Pallotta