Explore unique Tastes in North Central Massachusetts

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North Central Massachusetts includes some of the best fine dining restaurants in Massachusetts. If you’re looking for a fancier feel for a date night, or are in search of a more casual place to take the whole family, you will most certainly find it here. From Italian to Mexican food, North Central Massachusetts has everything you could imagine to keep those taste buds happy and stomachs full. Here are 10 of the top restaurants in North Central Massachusetts.

  1. 435 Bar & Grille – Leominster, MA

This fine dining restaurant is all you can ask for. The 435 Bar and Grille is the areas new gastropub. Located in a very industrial space, the Grille’s menu is home to the freshest ingredients gleaned from local purveyors. The cocktail menu also includes locally crafted beer and a small batch of spirits.


  1. The Devens Grill – Devens, MA

Devens Grill has that classic American style grill feel. Serving lunch and dinner every day, it is perfect for the whole family. Set in in the heart of the United States’ acclaimed high technology region, Devens is a 4,000-acre self-contained community. Bordering the striking Nashua River, Devens has been carefully planned to create an environment that truly draws customers back.


  1. The Gardner Ale House – Gardner, MAale hiuse

Looking for more than just your average restaurant? Look no further than the Gardner Ale house. Not only does the Ale house hold events weekly, like Blue Monday featuring Blues Music, and Italian Night on Tuesday, but the Ale House actually brews their own beer! Offering flights and pints, try one of their brewed IPA’s, ales, sours and more.


  1. The Bull Run – Shirley, MA

bull runDo you want to turn those dinner plans into a whole date night? Well the Bull Run is the place for that. Offering a delicious menu, and tap room, the Bull Run is also home to live entertainment and concert series. Some entertainment performing soon is Gilbert Gottfried, James Maddcok, Walter Trout and More!



  1. Ill Forno – Fitchburg, MA

Ill Forno is the place to come if are looking for that perfect and delicious Italian meal. With numerous locations, Ill Forno is a fan favorite in all areas. Ill Forno uses only the freshest quality ingredients and the finest seafood, meats and produce available. The kitchen features a wood-fired brick oven and offer an assortment of delicious specialties.


  1. Zapata Mexican Cocina– Fitchburg, MA

In search of the perfect restaurant for date night? Zapata has it all. Zapata blends traditional Mexican plates with a modern twist. Enjoy fresh guacamole, before heading to the main course for a traditional style meal.


  1. Rye and Thyme American Tavern – Leominster, MA

Located in downtown Leominster, this traditional American tavern is settled in one of the cities wood block buildings, adding to its old-fashioned character. The tavern features a wood grill where it cooks delicious options of steak, pizzas, seafood and burgers. In addition, Rye and Thyme has an extensive list of spirits with a focus on American whiskey, and the tavern features a draught cellar showcasing American beer with 15 different draught lines.


  1. 24063619Clinton’s Bar and Grille – Clinton, Ma

One of Clinton’s most talked about attractions, offers a delightful menu. From steaks to burgers, you will find something the whole family enjoys. Located in the heart of Clinton, you can turn dinner into dinner and a show, with the Strand Theatre down the street.


  1. Fitchburg SAWA Sushi – Fitchburg, MA

Craving sushi? SAWA has the most delicious Sushi dishes in the area that add a modern feel to the classic dishes. The restaurant’s atmosphere creates a perfect casual date night or night out with the friends.


  1. Il Camino – Leominster, MA

Specializing in both American and Italian food, Il Camino is the place to go if you are looking for a homemade meal. The restaurant serves homemade pasta, specialty dishes and platters. Many of which have originated from authentic family recipes. Il Camino serves lunch and dinner daily, including a full liquor license and offers take-out service.