Calamari Makes A Statement

Formerly known as “Restaurant Week”, “Dine Out Boston” featured calamari on 11 menus for its winter 2014 event.

Restaurant week is known as a time for special dishes and indulgence, and calamari's presence on menus across the city during these 2 weeks of celebration is a testament to the dish's popularity.

For your browsing convenience and future recipe inspiration we've included this year's 11 calamari dishes below with links to the respective restaurant's website:

A Tavola (Winchester, MA)

Piattini Sample - Roasted Eggplant Puree with, Thinly Sliced Pig Roast & Grilled RI Squid

Bacco (North End, Boston, MA)

Crispy Garlic Calamari - With Spicy Three Peppers

Bistro 5 (Medford, MA)

Calamari - Semolina-Coated Fried Squid with Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chutney

Grotto (Beacon Hill, Boston, MA)

Mare - Grilled calamari, White beans, Arugula, Peppers, Lemon vinaigrette

Lucca (North End, Boston, MA)

Calamari - Sautéed calamari, pickled cherry peppers, black olives, capers, spicy pomodoro sauce, grilled bread

Lucca (Back Bay)

Calamari - Point Judith calamari, tomato, eggplant caponata with peppers, olives, red onion, basil, oregano, balsamico

Metropolis Café (South End, Boston, MA)

Calamari "Noodles" Puttanesca with Blood Orange, Capers, Tarragon and Crispy Garlic

Nico (North End, Boston, MA)

Calamari Fritti - lightly deep-fried fresh calamari served with marinara sauce

Ristorante Villa Francesca (North End, Boston, MA)

Calamari Al Guazzetto - Sautéed with fresh tomato, garlic and Italian spices
Fettuccine Calamari - Squid sautéed with fresh tomatoes, garlic and Italian spices

Sofia Italian Steakhouse (West Roxbury, Boston, MA)

Calamari Fritti - With salsa picante and banana peppers

Trattoria Il Panino (North End, Boston, MA)

Calamari fritti - Golden crispy squid with spicy tomato sauce

Visit to learn more about Dine Out Boston and its various calamari offerings. Restaurant week is held in Boston twice a year, so if you find yourself in beautiful New England mark your calendar! The summer edition is scheduled for August 17-22 & 24-29.

Here's to great calamari, great food, and great restaurants!

-The Team at Town Dock