Whether you’re running the 128th Boston Marathon or just cheering on the runners, you can carbo-load your way around the neighborhood! Here are our picks!


From the classic spaghetti and meatballs to cacio e pepe, Capo is pasta central!

Cafe Porto Bello

This local gem offers no-nonsense Italian food like hefty portions of Chicken Parm and Ziti, Tortellini Alfredo, or Veal Marsala with linguini!  You can check out Porto Bello’s menu here. 

Bar Volpe


Bardo’s is offering a special pizza with carbo-loading in mind! Enjoy the Marathon Pizza, made with chicken, broccoli and ziti available this weekend!

The Dirty Italian

Order up a bucket of pasta from The Dirty Italian!  Yes, a bucket of pasta with your choice rotating pasta specials like spaghetti and meatballs and chicken, broccoli and ziti!

Tuscan Kitchen

Present your 2024 Marathon Big at Tuscan Kitchen Seaport for a Complimentary Signature Bolognese!

My Diner

Although we don’t recommend eating pancakes before you run the marathon, we do recommend eating them to cheer on the runners.  Order up a stack at My Diner – a local favorite!

Where’s your favorite spot to carbo-load in the neighborhood?


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