Restaurants in Fitchburg or Leominster, MA
I used to live near there before moving to NYC. Actually I lived in southern NH. A very good Italian restaurant in Fitchburg is Al Forno. Do not be put off by the shopping center it is in. the food is fresh, homemade, and very good. Their gnocchi are the best I've had anywhere.Not high on atmosphere but beats the lackluster other choices in town. There is a decent seafood thai but nothing outstanding.Not many restaurnats to write home about. Sandy
For a special meal, try "Victorian House" in Ashburnham. They do not advertise except by word of mouth, and are located in a wonderfully restored Victorian home off the center of Ashburnham. They are listed, however, if you call "411" Information. The food is mainly French, entrees will run in the $18 - $30 range. You will not find a better restaurant in this area of Massachusetts. (I also agree with the reply recommending "The Golden Pineapple"; it's very good as well, but less expensive and has a more casual atmosphere. It's actually in Winchendon, however, not Ashburnham.) There are also two good Italian restaurants, one in Fitchburg and one in downtown Leominster, the names unfortunately escape me now as we only go up there in the summertime, but I will post again if I think of them. Good luck!
Although it's been a while since I lived there, Slattery's is a good, local pub eatery. Drive to Ashburnham to the Golden Pineapple for a special meal. Also of note, 20-30 minute drive to Boylston for a great Irish Pub, O'Connor's. Continue on to Worcester for one of the most successful seafood restaurants in New England, The Sole Proprietor. The kettle meals at the bar are some of the best deals around plus they serve until 2 a.m.!