Most of the time, Boston's food scene gets a bad rap: ask an outsider, and they're bound to tell you that the Hub is a Puritan city, with bland food and early closing times to match. Though bars do close way too early, anyone turning in a dour opinion on the city's culinary options is working with a seriously outdated point of view. In particular, Boston's crop of Italian food is admirably strong — gone are the days where the cuisine was limited to mediocre tourist-baiting restaurants in the North End. Chefs like Jamie Bissonnette, Evan Deluty, and Marc Orfaly are turning out food as fresh, innovative, and fun as anything you'd get in New York or Chicago. Why not spend 24 hours exploring the best Italian that the city has to offer?