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Romantic Italian Restaurant

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JM Dec 2, 2001 09:04 PM

Looking for a nice place for a birthday dinner. Need to be quit with wonderful food!

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    dz RE: JM Dec 2, 2001 11:19 PM

    here a couple places I have heard about:
    1)sage
    2)mamma maria
    3)Prezza
    4)centro (I've been there and it's slammin')

    have fun,
    -Danny

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      Joanie RE: dz Dec 3, 2001 07:45 AM

      Sage is good but not particularly romantic IMHO. Five North Square is pretty cozy isn't it? Seems like most of the places I hit in the North End are too cramped to be considered romantic.

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      Joel RE: JM Dec 3, 2001 06:49 AM

      It's hard to find a more romantic place than Trattoria A Scalinatella on Hanover St. in the North End. FYI - There is a dress code.

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        Rubee RE: JM Dec 3, 2001 02:37 PM

        I think the most romantic ones are Mamma Maria and Trattoria à Scalinatella. However, I would lean to Trattoria as I think the food is better, and, if you're lucky enough to get a table near the fireplace, it's quieter and more romantic.

        Link: http://www.2nite.com/scalinatella/

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          Emma F RE: JM Dec 3, 2001 11:42 PM

          Centro is fabulous. The food is prepared with great care but is hardly cold/over-chefed, you can do something cute like split a pasta to start, the desserts are perk-up fabulous, and you'll walk outside with your arms clasped around each other...

          Or if you've gotta go to the North End, I'm a Pomodoro fan meself. Cozy, you can feel the family-run vibes. Just upscale enough, if that makes any sense.

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