Carmen in the North End is a great Italian eatery. It is so tiny inside that you will feel priveledged even to be seated at one of the restaurant's small and cramped tables. Some are super comfortable with one side being a couch with tons of throw pillows.The staff- especially the hostess, can be a little snooty in the busier hours. If you're late for your reservation, expect tons of atitude.
The food here is excellent, but the menu is limited in variety so picky eaters beware. It is also a bit pricey, but pretty much par for the course given its central Boston location.