It is very difficult to get fresh octopus, even in Boston’s historic North End – a haven for authentic Italian cuisine. And you won’t find any more authentic, or fresher octopus, than the octopus salad at Trattoria Il Panino.
Slowly simmered until meltingly tender, the octopus is served with the traditional potatoes, celery and green olives. Great for a quick take-out bite or as the appetizer to a five-course meal, the flavors come through best when served at room temperature.
Kerry Washington and family recently stopped by and ordered the dish and were very satisfied. If you’re ever in Boston’s North End, stop by and try our Octopus Salad.