Whether you’re running the 127th 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 shrimp scampi and linguini and 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 penne and meatballs,  available April 11-17!

Tuscan Kitchen

Marathoners can carbo-load on unlimited free bolognese from Tuscan Kitchen all weekend long!

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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