Over 40 restaurants, pastry shops and vendors brought their world famous cuisine and beverages to the 22nd Taste of the North End held on Friday, May 1, 2015. Filling the Steriti Skating Rink to capacity, this was the fundraiser’s biggest year ever. Special honors were awarded to Angela Menino (TONE Supporter), Filippo Frattaroli (Restauranteur of the Year) and Joseph Giangreggorio (Community Activist). Jenny Johnson of NESN’s Dining Playbook was this year’s Master of Ceremonies with co-chairs Donato Frattaroli of Lucia Ristorante and James Luisi, CEO of North End Waterfront Health Center. Philip Frattaroli of Ducali Pizzeria was Executive Director with Event Coordinator Marianne Aiello and committee members, Donato Frattaroli, Daniel Leonard & Mary Wright. Proceeds are still being counted, but donations are expected to exceed $100,000 supporting non-profit organizations in the North End including North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health), Eliot K-8 Innovation School, St. John School, North End Athletic Association (NEAA), North End Against Drugs (NEAD), North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC), ABCD Center (North End / West End) and Boston Youth Wrestling. Taste of the North End has raised over $1 million for neighborhood charities since its inception. See TasteoftheNorthEnd.org for a full list of beneficiaries and sponsors. Photos by Matt Conti.

 Joseph "Pepe" Giangreggorio accepts award for North End Community Activist
Joseph “Pepe” Giangreggorio accepts award for North End Community Activist
 Jeff, Armalis and Ann from Neptune Oyster
Jeff, Armalis and Ann from Neptune Oyster
 Carla, Kara and Luiz from Antico Forno and Terramia
Carla, Kara and Luiz from Antico Forno and Terramia
 Filippo Frattaroli accepts award as Restaurantuer of the Year and TONE Founding Supporter
Filippo Frattaroli accepts award as Restaurantuer of the Year and TONE Founding Supporter
 Pam, Barbara and Marie from La Summa
Pam, Barbara and Marie from La Summa
 William, Anthony and Kelly from Ducali Pizzeria
William, Anthony and Kelly from Ducali Pizzeria
 Angela Menino is honored at 2015 Taste of the North End
Angela Menino is honored at 2015 Taste of the North End
 Kenny and Chris from Ward 8
Kenny and Chris from Ward 8
 From Sam Adams, Michala, Ryan, Ray and Joel
From Sam Adams, Michala, Ryan, Ray and Joel
 Juli, Neil and Meghan
Juli, Neil and Meghan
 Jenna and David from Artu
Jenna and David from Artu
 Antonio and Darhin from Bricco
Antonio and Darhin from Bricco
 Julio, Manny & James from Mamma Maria
Julio, Manny & James from Mamma Maria
 Peter and Joe from Massimino
Peter and Joe from Massimino’s
 Lauren and Miquel from Strega
Lauren and Miquel from Strega
 Silent auction items at 2015 TONE
Silent auction items at 2015 TONE
 Giancarlo and Massimo from Aria Trattoria
Giancarlo and Massimo from Aria Trattoria
 Joe, Melanie and Jim enjoy the 2015 TONE
Joe, Melanie and Jim enjoy the 2015 TONE
 Benny, Daniella, Filippo and Anna
Benny, Daniella, Filippo and Anna
 Consol General of Italy, Nicola De Santis and his wife
Consol General of Italy, Nicola De Santis and his wife
 North End Guys at 2015 TONE
North End Guys at 2015 TONE
 Gabrielle and Jake from Tresca
Gabrielle and Jake from Tresca
 Sal, Maryanne, Josephine and Paula from Mike
Sal, Maryanne, Josephine and Paula from Mike’s Pastry
 Joseph Giangreggorio and Dominic Susi
Joseph Giangreggorio and Dominic Susi
 Espresso Plus
Espresso Plus
 Nicole and Linda from Old North
Nicole and Linda from Old North’s Captain Jackson’s Chocolate Shop
 Samantha and Vanessa from Lucca
Samantha and Vanessa from Lucca
 Erjona from Modern Pastry
Erjona from Modern Pastry
 Mirko and Donato from Lucia Ristorante
Mirko and Donato from Lucia Ristorante
 North Enders
North Enders
 Angie, Barbara, Karel, Michele, Rosemary and Gloria
Angie, Barbara, Karel, Michele, Rosemary and Gloria
 Joseph "Pepe" Giangreggorio accepts award for North End Community Activist
Joseph “Pepe” Giangreggorio accepts award for North End Community Activist
 Matthew and Antonio from Lilly
Matthew and Antonio from Lilly’s Gourmet and Fresh Pasta
 The gang from Caffe Paradiso - Rita, Matt, Tania, Dominic, Andrea and Laurie
The gang from Caffe Paradiso – Rita, Matt, Tania, Dominic, Andrea and Laurie
 (L-R) NEW Health CEO Jim Luisi, TONE Founder Donato Frattaroli, NESN Dining Playbook Jenny Johnson and TONE Organizer Philip Frattaroli
(L-R) NEW Health CEO Jim Luisi, TONE Founder Donato Frattaroli, NESN Dining Playbook Jenny Johnson and TONE Organizer Philip Frattaroli
 Jenny Johnson with TONE entertainers
Jenny Johnson with TONE entertainers
 Jose Duarte of Taranta
Jose Duarte of Taranta
 John, Beverly and Andreas from The Living Room
John, Beverly and Andreas from The Living Room
 Toni, Janice, Chuck and Alan from Pasta Goodness
Toni, Janice, Chuck and Alan from Pasta Goodness
 Meghan, Matt and Juli
Meghan, Matt and Juli
 Jason Aluia and Christian Guarino
Jason Aluia and Christian Guarino
 Frankie, Meredith and Jamie from the Sail Loft
Frankie, Meredith and Jamie from the Sail Loft

 Donna, Anne and Pam
Donna, Anne and Pam
 Eloise, Joseph and Michelle from Aragosta
Eloise, Joseph and Michelle from Aragosta
 Patrick and Joseph from Paul W. Marks
Patrick and Joseph from Paul W. Marks
 Christian and baby
Christian and baby
 Jack, Dominic and Dave from Piantedosi
Jack, Dominic and Dave from Piantedosi
 Andrea, Kladji and Ed from Salumeria Italiana
Andrea, Kladji and Ed from Salumeria Italiana
 Kelly and Philip Frattaroli with Elaine and Mark Fagan
Kelly and Philip Frattaroli with Elaine and Mark Fagan
 Record crowd gathers at Steriti Rink (sans ice) for 2015 Taste of the North End
Record crowd gathers at Steriti Rink (sans ice) for 2015 Taste of the North End

Photos by Matt Conti. (prints available)

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