We think these restaurants are just the ticket to celebrate a special night out – a birthday, anniversary, or anytime you want to savor a more memorable dining experience. Photo credit: Trattoria Rustica
Located on the first floor of the trendy Hotel on North, Berkshire Palate is run by Paul Brassard and family, who operate restaurants in North Adams also. The eclectic menu features flatbreads, tapas, small plates and burgers, in addition to entrée items like steaks, pork chops and salmon.
297 North St. | 413-464-0695 | berkshirepalate.com
District Kitchen & Bar
It’s always a fun night out at District Kitchen & Bar with it’s lively dining room and bar scene. The gastropub serves contemporary American cuisine and offers an ever-changing seasonal menu showcasing with unique ingredients, preparing all food in-house and to-order according to the whims of the culinary team. Reservations recommended. Photo credit: Tricia McCormack.
40 West St. | 413-442-0303 | district.kitchen/
The Mazzeo family has been serving up old school Italian classics for nearly half a century. They are famous for their eggplant parmesan and cavatelli, a thin shell pasta featured in a variety of main dishes, lovingly made by the family matriarch. The robust menu also includes a variety of meat, seafood and other Italian classics. Reservations recommended.
1015 South St. | 413-448-2095 | mazzeosristorante.com
Owned and operated by Long Island restauranteur, José Reyes, this fine dining establishment specializes in seafood, chops and homemade pasta. There is something for everyone on their eclectic menu. Daily specials, lovely open bar layout, and live music on select nights make RJ’s a real crowd-pleaser. Reservations recommended.
109 First St. | 413-464-8204 | rjs109.com
Chef Davide Manzo has created one of the most romantic and beautiful restaurants in the Berkshires. Enjoy sophisticated southern Italian fare in a lantern-lit, brick-and-stone interior, featuring specialties cooked in a wood-fired oven. Delightful alfresco dining in season.
27 McKay St. | 413-499-1192 | trattoria-rustica.com
Zucchini’s Restaurant & Catering
Culinary Institute of America trained Chef and owner Mickey Soldato and his wife Lynne pride themselves on preparing outstanding food at prices the average family can afford. From the homemade Neapolitan pizza crust to the freshly baked ciabatta bread, Zucchini’s Restaurant strives to give you an authentic Italian dining experience along with a few American twists.
1331 North St. | 413- 442-2777 | zucchinisrestaurant.com