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May 12, 2001 07:45 AM

Good restaurants in Framingham/Natick?

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I am looking for at least one restaurant in the MetroWest area where I can bring my parents when they visit. Someplace where the servings are large enough for an adult! (No Mexican, or Asian cuisine, but Indian or conventional "American" is fine!)


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  1. A long-time family favorite is La Cantina in Framimgham. It is a family-run Italian restaurant which has been there for at least over 30 years (my lifetime!) The servings are generous and the entrees are reasonably priced. In fact, I went there for dinner tonite and there was a line out the door by 7pm. There's a good reason for its popularity - great food!

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    1. re: Kitty

      I'll second that on La Cantina. It's your classic red and white checkered tablecloth/redsauce Italian but if that's what mood you're in, nothing beats it.

    2. That's not really my area, but the one time I ate at Go Fish, I thought it was pretty nice. Pleasant room, reasonably priced. Of course, liking fish would be a good thing. The Rat Pack had an interesting menu of "new American" dishes, more expensive tho.


      1. You might want to check out the 'Dolphin' in Natick. They have good fish and sea food and it has more pleasant 'decor' than its sister restaurant in Cambridge.

        1. Another thought - Naked Fish in Natick (same location as the old Ground Round - there's also another one in Westboro) is a decent restaurant with a fun Latin theme (Cuban drinks, salsa music). Grilled fish was very good, but the mojitos left a little to be desired (they were made with ginger ale - huh??). But for the suburbs, it is something a little different with a lively atmosphere.


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            1. re: josie

              Oh come on!
              There's Hiro Sushi on Rt 135 in Natick, which is great authentic Japanese (full menu) and sushi.
              Dah Mee on Washington St in Natick does a good job with Korean.
              Go Fish on Rt 9, also in Natick is a truly wonderful seafood restaurant-- no need to ever go to Legal or Naked Fish with this place right here.
              Joan and Ed's is a pretty good deli.
              Cafe Bela in downtown Framingham is a very casual, but unique and delicious Brazilian place.
              Tennessee's BBQ is pretty good, and Gold Star is a fine Indian establishment. For Chinese, Imperial China is good.