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The 23rd Taste of the North End was a blowout with over 600 attendees coming out on Friday night for the banner fundraiser to support neighborhood charities. Over 40 restaurants, pastry shops, beverage suppliers and distributors donated their time and scrumptious offerings to support the annual event at the Steriti Memorial Skating Rink. Hosted by founder Donato Frattaroli and NEW Health CEO James Luisi, all proceeds go to benefit community non-profits including North End Waterfront Health, the Eliot School, St. John School, North End Against Drugs, North End Athletic Association, and North End Music and Performing Arts Center.

Receiving awards this year were Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and restauranteur John McGee of Mamma Maria. Master of Ceremonies, Billy Costa, was on hand from NESN’s Dining Playbook along with several local and cultural officials. Additional organizers included Event Coordinator Zachary Goodale and the Event Committee: Donato Frattaroli, Gianni Frattaroli, Daniel Leonard, Mary Wright, Maria DeNapoli and Patrick Lyons.

See TasteoftheNorthEnd.org for a full list of beneficiaries and sponsors. Photos by Matt Conti.

 Crowd from Above the Taste of the North End 2016
Crowd from above at the Taste of the North End 2016
 (L-R) Italian Consul Nicola De Santis, TONE Founder Donato Frattaroli, Host Billy Costa, State Senator Elect Joe Boncore, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, TONE host and NEW Health CEO James Luisi, State Rep. Aaron Michletwitz, City Councilor Sal LaMattina
(L-R) Italian Consul Nicola De Santis, TONE Founder Donato Frattaroli, Host Billy Costa, State Senator Elect Joe Boncore, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, TONE host and NEW Health CEO James Luisi, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, City Councilor Sal LaMattina
 Before the doors open - TONE Organizers, Restaurants, Pastry Shops, Beverage Suppliers and Vendors
Before the doors open – TONE Organizers, Restaurants, Pastry Shops, Beverage Suppliers and Vendors
 Il Molo - Pino and Donato
Il Molo – Pino and Donato
 On the line - JR and Olivia
On the line – JR and Olivia
 Boston Sail Loft - Klaudia, Pedro, Jamie & Meredith
Boston Sail Loft – Klaudia, Pedro, Jamie & Meredith
 Stretching down to the bocce courts, the line to get in was long at the sold out 2016 Taste of the North End
Stretching down to the bocce courts, the line to get in was long at the sold out 2016 Taste of the North End
 Fans of Taste of the North End
Fans of Taste of the North End
 Neptune Oyster - Ann, John, Jeff and Ferrad
Neptune Oyster – Ann, John, Jeff and Ferrad
 Ward 8 - Kenny and Gabrielle
Ward 8 – Kenny and Gabrielle
 Mary from NEW Health welcomes Pam and Lou
Mary from NEW Health welcomes Pam and Lou
 Terramia and Antico Forno - Luiz and Kara
Terramia and Antico Forno – Luiz and Kara
 TONE guests - Beverly, Stephen and Michele
TONE guests – Beverly, Stephen and Michele
 Jose Duarte of Taranta
Jose Duarte of Taranta
 Artu - Gabriella and Jenna
Artu – Gabriella and Jenna
 J. Pace & son - Michael and Guliana
J. Pace & son – Michael and Guliana
 Caffe Paradio - Katia and Adrianna
Caffe Paradio – Katia and Adrianna
 Hosts Donato Frattaroli and James Luisi present the Community award to Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
Hosts Donato Frattaroli and James Luisi present the Community award to Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
 Rocco's
Roccos Cucina & Bar – Rachael, Rosia, Rocco and Angelo
 TONE supporters - Olivia, Traci, Laurie, Maria and Patricia
TONE supporters – Olivia, Traci, Laurie, Maria and Patricia
 Massimino
Massimino’s – Bianca and Joe
 Luigi, Bob and Mike
Luigi, Joe and Mike
 Toni Gilardi and her Sotheby's Team
Toni Gilardi and her Sotheby’s Team
 Salumeria Italiana - Aedele and Evi
Salumeria Italiana – Aedele and Evi
 Prince Street at Taste of the North End
Prince Street at Taste of the North End
 Tresca - James & Jack
Tresca – James & Jack
 Panther Distributing - Branzenti and Maria
Panther Distributing – Branzenti and Maria
 La Summa - Marie and Barbara
La Summa – Marie and Barbara
 Nick, Olivia, Laurie and Janet
Nick, Olivia, Laurie and Janet
 Lucca - Lauren, Hamid and Vanessa
Lucca – Lauren, Hamid and Vanessa
 Money Trees, Prizes and Raffle baskets at Taste of the North End
Money Trees, Prizes and Raffle baskets at Taste of the North End
 Joe "Pepe" Giangregorio, Elisa De Santis, Italian Consul Nicola De Santis and Domenic Susi
Joe “Pepe” Giangregorio, Elisa De Santis, Italian Consul Nicola De Santis and Domenic Susi
 Voga Italia - Joe, Amanda, Filippo and Vivian
Voga Italia – Joe, Amanda, Filippo and Vivian
 Joe "Pepe" serves for Filippo
Joe “Pepe” serves for Filippo
 Mamma Maria - Carlos, Mauricio, Geraldo and Paul
Mamma Maria – Carlos, Mauricio, Geraldo and Paul
 Cannoli at Mike
Cannoli’s at Mike’s Pastry
 North End Ladies
North End Ladies
Carmelina's - Michael and Omar
Carmelina’s – Michael and Omar
 TONE Founder Donato Frattaroli
TONE Founder Donato Frattaroli
 F&W Co. - Mike and Christian
F&W Co. – Mike and Christian
 District 1 City Councior Sal LaMattina
District 1 City Councior Sal LaMattina
 Old North Chocolate Shop - Kyle and Anna
Old North Chocolate Shop – Kyle and Anna
 Drawing a crowd
Drawing a crowd
 Espresso Plus - Alyssa and Tom Pappa
Espresso Plus – Alyssa and Tom Pappa
 TONE Workers at the Front Desk
TONE Workers at the Front Desk
 Modern Pastry Shop - Lea and Rosanne
Modern Pastry Shop – Lea and Rosanne
 Strega North End - Gianna, Jill and Fruittio
Strega North End – Gianna, Jill and Fruittio
 BelGioioso Cheese - Tom Russo
BelGioioso Cheese – Tom Russo
 Newly engaged, Aaron Michlewitz and Maria Puopolo
Newly engaged, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and Maria Puopolo
 (L-R) Branzenti, Frank, Joe and Filippo
(L-R) Branzenti, Frank, Joe and Filippo
 Spadafora Slush - Maddy & Jake
Spadafora Slush – Maddy & Jake
 Joe Pagluica with two Maria's
Joe Pagluica with two Maria’s
 Aragosta - Emily, Joe, Efran and Khalid
Aragosta – Emily, Joe, Efran and Khalid
 Bricco - Antonio, Edward and Kathryn
Bricco – Antonio, Edward and Kathryn
 Aria - Riese and Massimo
Aria – Riese and Massimo
 Wayne from Zonin
Wayne from Zonin
 The Living Room - J.B., Beverly and Frank
The Living Room – J.B., Beverly and Frank
 Accardi Foods - Stephen, Michael & Alfredo
Accardi Foods – Stephen, Michael & Alfredo
 Prezza - Neal and Rob
Prezza – Neal and Rob
 Nina, Matt, Joe and Marte
Nina, Matt, Joe and Marte
 Standing room only
Standing room only

Photos by Matt Conti.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Great photos, Matt.
    My understanding is TONE was founded by Nancy and Donnato Frattaroli almost 24years ago following a visit with a father and his three daughters who were staying at Casa Montecasino while the daughters were receiveing medical care.
    You may recall the original cuse was to support Casa Montecasino. Nancy also coined the name which has remained, Taste of the North End.
    The first event was held in the Saint John’s School. Kudos to Nancy and Donnato for 23 years of a great community benefit.

  2. Your pictures are absolutely the best. I have looked at each and every one of them! I hope to attend this event next year!

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