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DORCHESTER (CBS) — They say home is where the heart is–and at Ester in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester, it’s also where the meatballs, mussles, and steak are, too.

Mussels at Ester in Dorchester. (WBZ-TV)

Eleanor Arpino has lived in this neighborhood for decades, and she’s worked in restaurants her entire life. So when she got the chance to open her own restaurant, in her own neighborhood, she jumped at the opportunity.

“I knew that the neighborhood needed a neighborhood place to be run by a neighbor,” says Arpino.

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